The newest Treasure Tote of Christian Louboutin, born in Mexico, is the Mexicaba. Holà!
This bespoke colourful number follows last years Africaba Tote. What both bags have in common is that the production is a collaboration with local artisans to preserve authentic craftmanship.
The celebrational launch for Benelux was at Caesar Donna designer boutique in Rotterdam. Each time I visit the modern harbour city I promise myself to do this more often. I like the atmosphere, the people, the architecture and last weeks high temperatures also helped. Think red carpet and sipping bubbles on the sidewalk in front of the store.
Mexicaba Treasure Tote
The Caesar Donna boutique, revamped in Mexican style with cacti and succulents, vivid colours and pinatas, has three different totes on display. Alternated with rows of Mexicaba goodie bags. Which contains the Mexicaba book and a cute artisan butterfly. Gracias!
Although I am not a very colourful dresser, understatement, it was love at first site with these vibrant totes. Panels of eye-popping hand-woven cotton, vivid embroidery and traditional hand-painted beads.
Louboutin teams up with Taller Maya, a design brand that works with artisans from the Yucatan Peninsula.
“You only need to visit my house and see all the stuff I’ve brought back over the years to know I really love the diversity of Mexican design, the heritage is so rich.
__ Christian Louboutin
The eye-catching power of the Mexicaba continues inside the bag with an exclusive Loubiskull lining paying tribute to Dia De Los Muertos. These colourful bouncing sugar skulls are one of Christian’s personal favorite touches to the tote. And safe too, hey keep an eye on your stuff.
The price of the bag is € 1400 and ten percent of profits from the sale will go directly to Taller Maya
But not only the ten percent counts since every bag also represents earnings for artisans of Taller Maya who worked on its creation. Taller Maya’s mission is to preserve authentic craftsmanship and to ensure the long-term economic empowerment of Mayan artisans. A cause dear to Christian Louboutin’s Mexican heart.
They offer purpose-built, safe and friendly workshops where artisans can gather – not just to work but also to forge a sense of community. These artisans, mostly women, gather in small groups. Some have inherited traditional skills, others are learning the skills of their grandmothers and their great grandmothers for the very first time.
Together with the social enterprises program of Fundación Haciendas del Mundo Maya, Taller Maya helps create a sustainable and healthy system of production.
More than 200 artisans from different communities of the Yucatan Peninsula form Taller Maya and receive a fair pay for their skilled handwork.
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Although I’ve never fancied Loubie heels (don’t know about red and black in one item) I dó love the Mexicaba tote and the philosophy behind it. Caesar Donna pre-ordered 100 of these – beach – beauties but were only granted 30 pieces. Sold out within half an hour…