2012 FINALIST

Iliana Lilly - Iliana Lilly Inc.

Finalist of the The Most Socially Responsible Handbag



Mexico



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2012 Finalist Iliana Lilly Iliana Lilly Inc.

Iliana Lilly FINALIST'S PROFILE

What country are your bags manufactured?
My bags are made in my native city, the leather and shoe capital of Mexico

Please explain how your bags are socially responsible?
Leon has been hit hard by the economic downturn, and I am happy that my bags have created jobs for people in the area and that a portion of the proceeds are given to local orphans who otherwise live in the street or are given away for adoption due to lack of means of support.

Do you work with local/native artisans to design your bags?
Yes, local people manufactured the bag.

Why did you choose this country to have your bags made and what made you decided to give back? I live here it is where I belong, the poverty ....the violence
While I am happily married with an American, I was born in Mexico and am very grateful for my country's strong family ties and for teaching me the value of hard work and discipline. For this I am very grateful for the opportunities I've been provided and see that now I can help others who also have the wish of better circumstances for themselves.

How have your bags impacted this community?
Many people work on manufacturing my handbags who would otherwise be unemployed and struggling to make a living.

What country are your bags manufactured?

Please explain how your bags are socially responsible?

Do you work with local/native artisans to design your bags?

Why did you choose this country to have your bags made and what made you decided to give back?

How have your bags impacted this community?

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