Exciting news! We’re partnering with Kakaw Designs to give one of YOU a gorgeous wallet crafted from upcycled materials, genuine local leather and Mayan-inspired textiles. If you don’t know this brand already, you will. They emphasize traditional Latin American motifs and techniques while supporting global communities and going a step further than many existing NGO’s.
Kakaw founder Mari found a disconnect with the non-profit organizations she worked with in indigenous areas—and was disappointed by the use of traditional textiles in poorly made, poorly designed goods. She set up shop in Guatemala, where she was originally born, and began ethically producing accessories with a team of local artisans, weavers, and talented women. The result is a beautiful brand with a beautiful mission—and we’re proud to be offering one of their wallets to you!
Keep reading to learn how you can enter for a chance to make it yours!
The Macaw Wallet, valued at $50, comes in a beautiful indigo-dyed drawstring bag and features naturally-dyed ikat textiles, compartments for IDs, credit cards, two flaps for bills, and a back zipper area for coins. It features a flap and magnet snap closure with an inside lining of vintage corte in indigo. All of their products are made from genuine local leather and support Guatemalan textile weavers and artisans.
Who is Kakaw Designs?
“Our mission is to create unique handmade leather products that combine upcycled materials and new Mayan textiles, bringing tradition-filled designs to the global clientele. We are committed to sustainability and dedicated to empowering traditional weavers and artisans through our local partnerships.”
Read more about the Kakaw Designs story—and win this wallet below!
NOTE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU! WE WILL CONTACT THE WINNER ON MONDAY, 12/28.
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Easy, right? We like to keep things simple. We’ll contact the winner on Monday, 12/28 and mail this wallet to you stat*. Have fun, good luck, and don’t forget to shop Kakaw Designs for beautiful artisan handbags and accessories.
Here’s some legal stuff:
*One winner will be chosen at random from those who have followed the above guidelines and contacted on Monday 12/28/15. If we do not receive a response in 48 hours, we will choose another winner. Wallet will be mailed in 3-5 days following receipt of the address. Contest valid only to residents of the continental United States, 18 years or older. No purchase necessary.
To enter the contest, follow the instructions above—and don’t forget to hang out with us in our free, private Facebook group!
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