New and improved! We added a detachable zip pouch made from vintage Chiapas textiles to perfect this classic silhouette, that goes everywhere and with everything. Unlined and with no fuss. 100% natural leather is chrome-tanned: no pigments are used in the tanning process and it features natural variations and imperfections that make each bag unique. Sold with a pouch and with a pom-pom.
- Includes pouch & pompom
- Size: 13" high x 16.5" w x 4.5" g
- Material: 100% distressed cow leather
- Handmade in Mexico
What do customers say? " I am pretty sure I audibly gasped when I pulled the Paulina out of the box. Paired with that Pom Pom? Absolutely dreamy!" - Ilyssa
This bag was made by four women, including Paulina, in an ethical production group outside of Mexico City. Each bag provides a day's work to women, and a week of life skills mentoring for adolescent indigenous girls through the Catrinka Girls Project.
The woman behind the bag:
Paulina works in the partner production coop, where she is responsible for finishing and hardware. In 2014, Lidia, one of Paulina's colleagues, is 50 years old and had been working with leather for 35 years. She started working with the production partner 5 years ago. She loves her job and the workshop environment. Lidia is very skilled and very passionate. Lidia loves the idea that Catrinka products are made by women and that the bag will be used by other women - this inspires her to do a much better job than she normally does. She loves working with her hands and loves the challenge of making a perfectly finished artisanal bag. Lidia is married and has two children and two grandchildren. She graduated from high school but was not able to pursue a higher degree. She started working in this field because she needed the income, but after some years she fell in love with the techniques, the materials, and all the processes involved in making handmade bags
Catrinka is out to empower women and girls at every step. Their beautiful bags and accessories are ethically-made by women around the world who are receiving fair wages. These women use traditional artisan techniques from their cultures and utilize sustainable, locally-sourced materials to further lift up their local economies. A portion of proceeds is then invested in education and mentoring for adolescent girls in the places where the products are made. To date, Catrinka has provided 55,00 days of education for girls and more than 2,500 days of fair work for women in 16 countries!
Catrinka accepts returns of unused products with original packaging and tags, within 30 days of purchase. Free returns for all shoe purchases. For all other purchases, they will send you a return label to use and will deduct the cost of the label from your refund. They will cover the outbound shipping cost for any exchange.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to initiate a return or exchange.