Through my time in Mexico, I was able to collaborate with an non-profit organization named Caritas. They strive to end poverty within their community in Colima. They are going to assemble my designs in Mexico. They help me hire women in the local Pueblito of Suchitlan. Here, women are in desperate need of sustainable employment. Through purchasing Siempre Viva clothing, you are helping to fight poverty in a place that is dear to me. As of now, they are refining my sizes and patterns so ensure the best quality possible. Due to the handmade nature of the products, this takes time, especially in Mexican time. (I'm not gonna lie, I loved "waiting" beachfront on samples + other things. One of many reasons I LOVE Colima) I am returning in May to firm up with Caritas and will begin production of the hand embroidered goods in June. I will be producing 9 different garments through them for my Summer 2015 line.
Very soon, I will start taking custom orders via my website. I am going to start with my 3 favorite skirts: the mini, the pencil and the Falda Floja. These 3 skirts will be made with machine made Mexican textiles in my home that I hand-picked on my travels. This will be the more economical line since it is not hand embroidered and will give me an idea of what items are best received. If these skirts receive a thumbs up, they will then go into production with the Global Orphan Project in Haiti.
Also on my return to Mexico over the summer, I hope to start a line of Siempre Viva Huraches (leather sandals). I am also in search of artisans within my community in Mexico who would like to collaborate to make other Siempre Viva accessories.
Sorry to keep many of you waiting, but I am working hard to ensure that the official launch is perfect! All the details are coming together step by step. I always welcome constructive comments and requests! Positive vibes only, please! Thank you to my love tribe who constantly sends me positive energy and confidence! Si se puede!
Hasta la victoria siempre,