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MY MARACUJÁ is happy collaborate this year with SUSU Accessories. SUSU works with the indigenous women of the ethnic Colombian Wayúu group. Every knitted pattern has a woman, a family and a real-life story behind it. A standard sized bag takes around 40 hours of work from a knitter. This artisanal process produces the most vibrant patterns and highest quality craftsmanship. The single string technique is the oldest and most authentic Wayúu knitting style. MY MARACUJÁ and SUSU promote a sustainable lifestyle with a Fair Trade philosophy for nearly 350 Wayúu knitters and their family.
Every collection starts with a story... MY MARACUJÁ empowers indigenous women to overcome poverty and become agents of change in their communities. In partnering with Mercado Global, we provide donor-funded business education and leadership programs to help women become successful business owners. With their income, artisans provide nutritious food to their families and invest in their children's education.
MY MARACUJÁ is proud to partner with Manos Zapotecas for this new destination. All MZ products are handmade according to time-honored traditions by Zapotec weavers in Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico. The purpose is to perpetuate the beautiful traditions of the Zapotec artisans and improve their lives by connecting them with socially conscious consumers around the globe. MZ works with a core group of artisans who design products and are empowered to lead other weavers in the execution of their designs.
FOR PRESERVATION OF TRADITIONS
Our collection is handmade with passion by artisans from Cajamarquilla, in the outsides of Lima, weaving on backstrap looms. We use traditionally Peruvian materials, high quality pima cotton, eco native cotton in natural colors. In collaboration with Pais Textil, we focus in the rescue and preservation of pre-Columbian textile techniques and generating a profitable business in fine craftsmanship.
Behind this exotic, fresh and Latin word meaning « Passion Fruit » in Portuguese, a group of passionate people.
My Maracujá is an ethical brand inspired by remote cultures.
We care about the respect of the artisans and their know-how.
Our collections of clutches and bags are both contemporary and ethnic. Unique, they are the result of the perfect alliance between elegance and tradition.
My Maracujá is an invitation to a journey through traditional manufacturing techniques associated to the European trends.
Trade not Aid
“My passion is to be amazed every single time I meet with artisans around the world and discover the richness they hold in their hands."
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Geneva - Switzerland