About Concalma brand:
Concalma brand is characterized not just by its line of fairly-traded, functional, high-quality hand and tote bags, but also by an environmentally responsible philosophy that uses available materials and supports local industry and designers. Translated into english, Concalma means “with ease” because Concalma products serve as tools to facilitate our physical flow from one place to another, treading lightly on our planet.
Handbags have been the main product at Concalma since 2006. The bags are manufactured at Cooperativa Industrial Creación de la Montaña which is an industrial sewing factory and women”s Cooperative in the mountainous regions of Utuado, Puerto Rico.
We have sold around 12,000 handbags since 2006.Collections
We manufacture small batches of high-quality products. Our collections consist of around 200 units every two months.
We make bags and products that are demonstrative of the fine line between the industrial and the artisanal.
Other products like bedspreads, curtains, and celebration flags are crafted out of materials that are left over from our handbag production.
Paola – Isabel
Model – Celey
foto por Paola Isabel
These two styles are great for the supermarket or farmers market .
Concalma handbags are:
a local product , fair traded , reusable , washable , fashionable , practical and comfortable.
Concalma hits the web through New York’s designer venue fab.com .
Concalma was selected as one of their feature designers for the run-sale from September 17-19.
Fab is an online store that looks for the designer products and gives them the opportunity to sale their product to a larger public. Their motto is we get the best product and we offer our member the best price in collaboration with the designers directly. In order to buy during these 3 days you can become a member free of charge.
To access the codes to become a member go to shopconcalma.com (Concalma’s own online shop)
Concalma brand established in 2006 in san Juan, Puerto Rico by designer Matilsha Marxuach manufactured at a woman’s coop in the center of the island .
This first partnership creates an important step towards the efforts of exporting Concalma and promoting our brand in the streams of designers around the world.
What fab is saying about Concalma?
Bags that Look Good and Do Good
Not only do we love Concalma for its cute and chic designs—the brand’s humanitarian spirit is one we’re thrilled to stand behind. Designed by company founder Matilsha Marxuach, these trendy tote and messenger bagscome to you straight from Puerto Rico, where they’re made by a local industrial women’s coop.