HOW A VISIT TO SAN MIGUEL INSPIRED A GLOBAL RELIEF TOTE PROJECT
From oversized beach totes to minI clutches, woven carry-alls have always announced the arrival of Spring. Open any fashion magazine, pull-up any style blog & you’re likely to see a whole lot of straw & natural elements woven into bags of all shapes & sizes. This year, they’re bigger than ever, with even the most famous designers reworking the humble material into elaborate designs fit for the runway.
ABOUT OUR DESIGN INSPIRATION...
Naturally, San Miguel inspired us to jump in on this trend, especially for the way it embraces the heritage of indigenous artisans in Mexico's with classic basket weaving skills. We love the look of a woven bag with a modern sensibility. A Pom Pom Tote with Frolicking Tassels, a bit of Bling & the unexpected round handle for comfort, delivers the perfect Street to Beach Bag. Heading to the Beach or shopping your favorite Farmers Market, do it in style!
DID YOU KNOW, WE ARE DESIGNING FOR MORE THAN FASHION?
HIGH 5 HUMANS is proud to play a role in Ethical & Sustainable Fashion Accessories by working with Indigenous Makers Around the World who have a passion for positive change.
Indigenous Artisans live in all regions of the world. They own, occupy or use some 22% of global land area... now that's a lot of people! Numbering at least 370-500 million, indigenous people represent the greater part of the world’s cultural diversity & have created & speak the majority of the world’s almost 7000 languages. Now, that's an interesting statistic. Many indigenous peoples continue to be confronted with marginalization, extreme poverty and other human rights violations. Through coop partnerships we connect with indigenous people. High 5 Humans seeks to support them in addressing the multiple challenges they face, while acknowledging their significant role in sustaining the diversity of the world’s cultural landscape.
IT'S TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE
Help us support the Makers in Mexico by providing them a trade, a business of their own, to allow them to rise above poverty. Our Hope at High 5 Humans is to make a difference in people’s lives. This TOTE PROJECT is our small gesture and we are having so much fun designing them!
Now, we want to hear from you. We have 8 very rough design concepts. We thought it best to see what all of you think. So VOTE NOW by leaving a comment as to which designs you do, and even don't like. We are not only open to all of your feedback, we are looking forward to creating the best Totes along with you!
Here we go...