SCALO 502 celebrates a modern global lifestyle, high-end craftsmanship, and slow fashion through each of its sophisticated and unique pieces. Founded in 2015, the vintage Mayan textiles, which are carefully sourced from remote villages in Guetamala, are at the core of the brand, and play a key role in defining their distinct soul and personality. Scalo 502 work to preserve the Mayan cultural heritage by safeguarding and promoting the dying art forms and ancient techniques such as weaving and embroidery, some textiles taking up to 8 months to make. They work closely with their cooperatives of women in the Guatemalan highlands, who provide for their families and whose livelihood can improve significantly if given the right opportunity. The dust bags are made by a group of young men from marginalised areas near Antigua and the textiles are crafted into their final product in Europe by Italian leatherworkers and artisans.