I am the Product Manager for our range of "Chula Bags" at La Choza Chula, a non-profit organisation based in El Paredòn, on the Pacific coast of Guatemala.
We train and collaborate with locals to create a range of ethically sourced, quality made products with a story. We pay a fair price to our makers and return remaining proceeds back into our education projects in the village.
We recently launched a new range of Yoga Mat Bags and Surf Board Socks, handmade by our local women seamstresses on the coast, in collaboration with Mayan weavers from Lake Atitlan who use traditional weaving techniques and all natural dyes. This creative collaboration ensures our product line remains locally driven, socially responsible and of the highest quality, from the raw thread to the end product.