Thank you for visiting this page. Our goal is to provide functional handcrafted bags and backpacks that meet today's demands while retaining the qualities of traditional items. The same weaving techniques used for centuries ensure quality products. At Pazeña, modernity meets and respects tradition. This is what slow fashion is all about.
We also provide shirts, rugs, bedspreads, dog bandanas and household items. Many of these items are vegan and can be gift items for special occasions. All are handloomed with the utmost care and in an ethical manner respecting the weaving communities we work with. The weavers are looking to connect to a wider global audience in order to preserve their own culture.
The artisans creating these items are true master weavers located in various pueblos in Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico, and around the Lost City in Colombia. Their communities have been weaving for centuries. Each weaver works out of their own home like they always have. At Pazeña we value their work and respect their lifestyle. We do not bargain their rates because they really deserve every single penny they earn and our mission is not to compete with industrial processes. We would like to do our part in helping these communities come out of the vulnerability they are facing nowadays.
Their items are sturdy and comfortable to wear. Every order is treated as a special order since most artisans have no stock and some only own one loom. Each piece is unique. Some articles may take a day or two to make, others may take up to a month. Our goal is also to keep production slow to preserve the weavers' quality of life and product quality. Slow business is a real challenge in a world that is constantly speeding up...
When you buy one of Pazeña's items, you are directly helping the weaver communities in Mexico or Colombia to continue living off their ancestral art and you are making a difference in their life.
Our first signature bag is the "Hazaña" backpack featuring our exclusive and innovative secret pocket on the outside with 2 elastic key fobs. Our customers love this bag for its multifunctionality and the fact that they no longer misplace their keys or USB drives! We will expand this unique feature to handbags and shoulder bags. The Hazaña is challenging to sew together, which is why we called it Hazaña, meaning a "feat" or "exploit" in Spanish. It took over a year to finalize this design. It comes in 65 colors and is machine-washable.
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Our other signature backpack is the SAKADO, with only two pockets, for those of you who do not like many pockets:
The cotton used is grown and spun in Mexico or Colombia, then sometimes dyed manually by the weavers per order. The colors are set. We do not carry computer/laptop bags.
Dimensions, patterns and colors may vary slightly from one item to the next in the same line due to the manual nature of the work and the inherent variations in the threads. The color of linings may vary from what is shown on the photos according to what is available. Sometimes a thread will stick out from a seam, this is a normal thing to happen. It just needs to be cut, nothing will unravel. Colors may differ somewhat from what is seen on a computer screen. Unlike industrial products, handmade products may contain inherent irregularities.
We ship worldwide except Venezuela, Guatemala and Syria. Packages are sent by the Mexican postal service (Correos de Mexico) or the Colombian postal service (4-72), with a tracking number. Most orders may take 1.5 and up to 2.5 months to reach you through your local postal service. We will keep you updated on your order and you will receive a tracking number.
Our shipping, exchange/return, order cancellation/modification and international fee policies are available to you here and more info in the FAQs. By ordering you agree to these policies, therefore please consult them before you order. You are always welcome to contact us for any question.
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