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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.
Matilsha Marxuach: “Concalma es la mezcla de mi pasión y mi preocupación por el diseño y el comercio justo”
Thanks to Isabel Garcia from Caras de la Información – carasdelainformacion.com for the intrest in Concalma and the post | Gracias a Isabel Garcia de carasdelainformacion.com por el interes en Concalma y la entrevista.
Originally posted on Caras de la Información:
Las herramientas favoritas de Matilsha Marxuach, desde chiquita, eran las tijeras y la tela. Tras formarse decidió en 2006 crear Concalma Handbags, una empresa que busca difundir el mensaje del comercio justo en el mundo a través de la creación de bolsas en Puerto Rico. Desde el inicio Matilsha Marxuach quería que en su proyecto se cuidasen los derechos de los trabajadores que fabrican esas piezas. Las bolsas de Concalma se realizan en la Cooperativa Industrial Creación de La Montaña, donde se fabrican cinco colecciones anuales para todos los gustos.
¿Qué es ConCalma Handbags?
Concalma Handbags es una línea de bolsos en tela que nace en 2006 diseñada por mi y manufacturada en una cooperativa industrial de Puerto Rico. Nuestra misión es diseñar y producir artículos de comercio justo, diseño, alta calidad y manufactura ética, proveyendo a el público una opción de consumo responsable y local.
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Thanks to all that came to the opening of The Pop Up shop it was a fun time. To the Museum staff, sponsors and designers and artists, thank you for making it possible. Now the Pop Up shop its open for your Holiday shopping !!! Unique, products from Puerto Rican designers at the Bronx Museum of The Arts.
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All photos by Rafael Marxuach
All photos by Rafael Marxuach
Super excited to have Concalma The Store be part of The Programing of The Bronx Museum of The Arts.
“The Pop-Up Shop offers a unique opportunity for shopping fair trade Puerto Rican designer goods
this holiday season” .
Holiday Pop Up Shop at The Bronx Museum of The Arts – November 15 to January 15.
Concalma The Store Holiday Pop-Up Shop at The Bronx Museum of the Arts Concalma The Store is a pioneer Puerto Rican concept store established in 2008 at UNESCO World Heritage site Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is the creation of Matilsha Marxuach, who when looking for options to sell her own fair trade locally manufactured designer handbag line, wound up establishing a store that has not only served as a launching platform for Concalma’s own line but has served as a marketplace for many local independent designers and their products. Concalma will feature a limited edition handbag in collaboration with artist Sofía Maldonado. At the Holiday Pop-Up Shop you will find accessories, t-shirts, books, coffee and home goods as well as Concalma’s iconic handbags. The Pop-Up Shop offers a unique opportunity for shopping fair trade Puerto Rican designer goods this holiday season. “Concalma The Store is an entrepreneurial venture that explores local fair trade designer goods retail options… a must in developing a new way in markets, production and distribution.” – Matilsha Marxuach, owner and chief designer, Concalma The Store Concalma Handbags Alia Farid Torrefación Mayor Ojal Soideaki Filili by Luiny Manofacturado
Concalma Pop Up Shop at AMO Studios, NYC
Concalma —a company that designs and produces a brand that distributes practical, contemporary and high quality goods produced in fair trade practices— will be having a Pop-Up Shop of their iconic bags on July 1-3, 2014. The event will be held from 11am to 6pm at AMO Studios in New York City.This time they will be offering an exclusive edition handbag —which is a collaboration between artist Carolina Caycedo and Concalma— as well as a
musical intervention transmitted by Livestream from Puerto Rico by artist Joelito Magueyes
foto por Paola Isabel