I was devastated yesterday when due to an emergency I wasn't able to stop by Maria's Bag press preview. I had been looking forward to this event for weeks now and at the last minute... couldn't make it. Nonetheless I was able to obtain the event images and had to share them with you guys.
If you're not familiar with Maria's Bag, it is an amazing accessories brand founded by former Miss Guatemala, Alida Boer. Each bag is handcrafted by Guatemalan women combining cultural significance of the huipil fabric. Each of their personal stories are weaved in each bag, resulting in a beautiful unique piece of art. The patterns and color combinations on each bag are incredible.
Maria's Bag also gives back to the community through more than beautifully crafted accessories. Many of the women behind the bags are mothers who do not have jobs and use their art as therapy for themselves as well as to preserve culture and roots. Additionally, a portion of the income from Maria's bag goes to a school in Guatemala to provide children with free education and meals. This is something that simply caught my attention and made me want to share with the world! Alida is deeply passionate about giving back to her country by supporting the local women and their families with education and fair payment.
I love supporting brands and women who are making an impact in the world for the better & Alida Boer, Maria's Bag is one of them.