First, these bags are made of %100 recycled materials. Candy Factories that have a wrapper that may not be up to "wrapper quality inspection" are bought by Nahui Ollin. This means all of these wrappers that factories would normally put into a landfill are used for a useful purpose instead. This makes these bags officially eco-friendly.
Second, these bags are hand made by a single artisan. For the larger styles, this could take up to four days per bag! Try getting that out of a Coach. For music lovers you can equate this to a handmade Japanese Takamini guitar (serious quality)
I found this video on youtube that shows the process. The hand woven technique comes originally comes from the Mayan Empire (so you can get a sense of why the video is from Mexico.)
So this is a pretty serious business it seems. Look at the intensity as he weaves these intricate bags starting with nothing but a bunch of candy wrappers and rivets.
Lastly I would like to say that these bags do have some serious style. If I saw these on any ladies in public I would know 1) this girl is serious about her candy! 2) She is eco-conscious and would rather support this handmade brand over other designer brands such as Coach, Guess, Guchi, etc. etc.
So that being said, while the price point may seem a little high at first, it pales in comparison to any of these other designer handbag brands and has the bang for the buck.
Rating = A+
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