This is Monica - she is head of production and the mother of our friend Lalo, who we happened to name the company after ;)
Lalo The Shop is proud to be a family-run, sustainable and fairtrade company that honours traditional weaving methods. 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
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
Team Lalo x