Mercado Global

Mercado Global was started by Ruth DeGolia in a community of returned refugees in Guatemala’s highlands. Ruth wanted to help indigenous women overcome the severe poverty and oppression they faced by tapping into their heritage weaving skills. Since it’s inception, the brand has created jobs opportunities for over 300 indigenous Mayan women and helped to bring about empowerment within their communities, as well as fighting poverty. There is a story behind each symbol and pattern in every collection, just as there is in each huipil that the Mayan women wear, and black and white will always be found in the brands collections, representing the coming into the light and out of the dark for their artisans. Each MG piece is hand-woven and finished with subtle Italian leather, every collection featuring a variety of techniques from stripes, ikat, floor-loom brocades, embroidery and hand detailing done on a back-strap loom.

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Inspired by the artistry of Patzun, the Taupe Josefina Pouch utilises a cross-stitch technique that is traditionally used to embroider symbols onto the traditional garments of Mayan women. Features a zipped opening, leather tassel, full leather back and antique zipper.   Features: Measures: 9"w x 6"h Made in Guatemala 
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Whether worn on its own or to organise loose items in your bag, the multi-purpose Adela is a staple. It has a rounded zipper, leather piping and pompom tassels in crimson, black and natural. Hand made by artisans in Fair Trade working conditions to preserve a local craft and provide a...
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Whether worn on its own or to organise loose items in your bag, the multi-purpose Adela is a staple. It has a rounded zipper, leather piping and pompom tassels in black, red and natural. Hand made by artisans in Fair Trade working conditions to preserve a local craft and provide...
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This clutch features intricately woven fabric, a distinguished black leather front panel and a functional long, knotted puller. It is made from 100% cotton and Italian leather, with an antique brass zipper. Hand made by artisans in Fair Trade conditions to help preserve a local craft and bring about a sustainable income.   ...
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A functional bag, this Madeline B Tote holds all your personal items and is big enough to carry your laptop. It is made from Italian leather with antique brass hardware, and features an interior pocket. Wear it as a cross-body or as a top handle! Hand made by artisans to help preserve a...
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This fabulous weekender bag is made from Brocade weavings. It has a fold over top with one inner pocket and its leather handles can be worn over the shoulder, or with a detachable leather strap that's included for cross-body wear. Hand made by artisans in Fair Trade conditions to help preserve...
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