One of these handbags takes 4 to 5 hours to make, and behind each handbag is the story of that one person who made it.
Handcrafts one of Mexico’s oldest, most valued traditions, is the most important form of financial and economic supplements of the Oaxacan people.
Artisans have heavily depended on the sale of their handcrafts, and in the increase in exports of their products to various parts of the world, including the United States, but commercially made equivalents that are cheaper and mass produced have reduced the demand for authentic Oaxacan handcrafts.
This means that artisans are almost completely dependent on the few people that are educated on the subject and choose to be part of this movement to keep traditions alive and help sustain the people of the trade.
Through one purchase you allow the power of kindness to impact your life and the life of others depending on their crafts to supplement family income.
Thanks to you Oaxacan weavers have weaved a large amount of specially designed Mercado handbags and totes just for us!
And also thanks to you this tradition is helping supplement the artisan’s income to help them provide for their family.
Take a look at our Mercado handbags and totes selection and help us in creating opportunities for the people of Oaxaca ❤️