2015 FINALIST

Dora Izquierdo - DO IZ PE

Finalist of the The FASHION 4 DEVELOPMENT Most Socially Responsible Handbag



Mexico



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2015 Finalist Dora Izquierdo DO IZ PE

Dora Izquierdo FINALIST'S PROFILE

What country are your bags manufactured?
Mexico

Please explain how your bags are socially responsible?
My bags are socially responsible because we work with indigenous women. In Merida, Mexico DOIZPE works along with Taller Maya, which is an institution that creates self-sustaining projects for Mayan communities. In Pachuca, Mexico DOIZPE works along with the women community of Tenango de Noria to provide them jobs that can support their families. DOIZPE also uses only made in Mexico materials to support the local production. The brand believes in the power of women and that's why it is formed only by women.

Do you work with local/native artisans to design your bags?
Yes, DOIZPE works with indigenous women from Pachuca and Merida, Mexico. Who create the cloths and petate used on the handbags.

Working Conditions. (Are the manufacturers/artisans that are being employed being treated humanely, of age, and working in safe and acceptable conditions? Please explain)
The artisans are being treated humanely. They have a special room (the workshop) where they can work. Where they also can listen to music and watch tv if they decide to, in order to make their jobs more pleasant. They have a separate room where they can have lunch and a garden to relax if is their desire.

Why did you choose this country to have your bags made and what made you decided to give back?
I decided to produce my bags in Mexico, because I am Mexican and I believe in my country. It is my desire to show that we can produce quality bags in Mexico with Mexican materials.

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