about us

 

This is Monica - she is head of production and the mother of our friend and partner Lalo, who we also happened to name the company after :)

Lalo The Shop is proud to be a sustainable, fairtrade company that honours the traditional weaving methods of Oaxaca. Our mission is to provide a support system within the Oaxacan weaving community - to pay our creatives a fair wage, whilst preserving their artisanal trade. The weavers set the pricing for all of their work based on labor time and cost of material, giving them full financial control

Founded by myself (Honey) and my partner Jack, after falling in love with the woven bags on a previous trip to Mexico - we soon decided that we wanted to make our own designs available internationally

We feel extremely lucky to be able to work with these skilled artisans, and to be able to connect their expertise with ours in order to globally promote these unique artisanal styles. Designed by us in London, and created in Oaxaca - Lalo bags are made of recycled PET plastic and come in the most mouth watering array of colours. For us they represent originality and enduring functionality that is deep rooted in tradition

Due to the nature of the material used and the fact that they are hand-woven, irregularities and inconsistencies are to be expected - making each bag a one-off piece with it's own character

Item is added to cart