Do you know where all our Koua’s stunning bags, clutches and wallets are embroidered?
In southern Mexico, there is a state that has one of the largest and most diverse indigenous population, Chiapas.
On our last trip to San Cristobal de las Casas, a beautiful town located in Chiapas, we had the opportunity to go to one of the most breathtaking places surrounded by sacred hills, beautiful flowers and sheep.
After one hour driving from the main town, we finally arrived to Maria’s house one of the members of our Nachig team.
All the team was waiting for us and we were very excited to get to know them. We were received with a warm welcome and a cup of traditional mexican coffee prepared by the very best.
After our founder presented herself and talked about the brand, she asked them if they can tell more about the history behind their embroideries and their day to day life.
They showed us the way their production chain works and how they feel during the process and how they have been growing. Later on we went for a walk around the town and they took us to their favourite place in Nachig, the mountain, where they go and sit and sing when they feel happy and thankful with life and god.
Petrona, the most outgoing in the group, who also works in the local radio station as a reporter was the volunteer who talked to us about this. Her job as a reporter has made her experienced in story telling more than others, so she was so excited to help us.
As we were leaving the place, we couldn’t help but thinking how valuable their heritage was, how they found peace and happiness within the simplest events, and how they exercised appreciating the real life every morning. All of which, as a modern society, we are having difficulty remembering! So it was there and then, we knew what we are doing is right… asking them to share their happiness with us, seeing their work on our products and maybe remembering what happiness is.
We hope you enjoy the video as we enjoyed the trip. If you have any questions or comment please don’t hesitate to write us!