Mercado Global Fall 2015

Before completing her junior year at Yale, Ruth DeGolia pursued her idea to help the indigenous women of Rue, Guatemala overcome the poverty and oppression they faced as returned refugees. She created a market for these artisans by selling their handwoven handbags and clutches right from her dorm room. 11 years later, Mercado Global has created job opportunities for over 300 Mayan women and has been recognized by the World Bank, the UN and the Clinton Global Initiative. Not bad for a young undergrad with such mature vision! In addition to continuing to sell beautifully crafted bags and accessories, the organization offers ways in which you can get involved as a Mercado Global ambassador or a participant in one of insight trips to Guatemala. Check out their gorgeous fall collection below and help support this ever inspiring social enterprise.

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(Mercado Global bags available at Mercado Global, J.Crew and Anthropologie)

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13 Comments

  1. Love it! I can’t bear thinking about the winter yet but these actually make me look forward to it.

    Sandrine x
    http://www.iconicfrench.com

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  2. Louise wrote:

    Love this!! The hats are beautiful <3

    http://www.thefacelessstyle.blogspot.com

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  3. Stephanie wrote:

    These handbags are totally gorgeous. I love how classic the colors and patterns are – they would be so easy to match with any outfit, and would help out a great cause! Love it.

    I’m a fashion blogger in NYC. To follow my adventures featuring the best of NYC’s fashion and food, check out sustenanceandstyle.com. Always looking to collaborate with new bloggers, so contact me! See you there xx

    – Stephanie

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  5. Annie C. wrote:

    fantastic and inspiring!

    https://carbonconcept.blogspot.com

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  6. Prudence Yeo wrote:

    These handwoven handbags and clutches are very chic and classy in my opinion! Thanks for sharing!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

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  7. Fashion freak and also called street style fashion with the new trend looking towards Global Initiative with bags and clutches accessories.

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  8. katerina wrote:

    Beautiful! If I didn’t live in Florida I would definitely splurge on one of those ponchos

    Kat | Delirium Style

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  9. Crazora wrote:

    love you and your style,
    nice hat, you are adorable.
    https://www.crazora.com/sarees.html

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  10. Ania wrote:

    So great! Those ponchos make me really miss fall! Especially with temperatures we are having this summer in NYC. As always super inspiring!
    Ania
    http://www.stylecharmer.com

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  11. Maya wrote:

    I have always been impressed by Mayan culture especially their traditional fabric making / weaving / knitting techniques! The selection here is stunning!

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  12. YouBella wrote:

    These ponchos are great….and yours are looking quiet good on you

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  13. Gunjan wrote:

    our website is very useful to all of us. Thanks for making such a wonderful website.
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