The Holidays are approaching, and we’re feeling the love! Last November proved to be the busiest month for us, and we’ve got so much more going this year.
Our Crazy November Schedule in Guatemala:
November 13-14-15: Holiday Bazaar at Paseo Cayalá, Guatemala City. This will be our first open-air market at the famous and hip Paseo Cayalá! We’re so pleased to have received this invitation to participate, and we will be donating 20% of the sales that day to Operation Smile, an organization providing care to children born with cleft lip and cleft palates here in Guatemala and all over the world. I have to admit, I didn’t know until fairly recently that cleft lip and palate can be so damaging – newborns often have difficulty feeding because of their birth defects (how the mouth is formed). So we’re of course so excited to be part of this bazaar in one of the coolest spots in Guatemala, for a very important cause.
November 19th: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Show, Guatemala. I’ll have to work on some serious breathing exercises to get through this one… our first real fashion show, with professional models, cat walk and all…! None other than the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Show! This invite came through the awesome brand Vessel, and we are working together to make some awesome looks for the show. Stay tuned 🙂
November 28th: Gifts of Giving Fashion Day at Mesón Panza Verde in Antigua, Guatemala. Another holiday-spirit event, this one with a dozen different local designers all coming together to support a different NGO of choice. We are proud to be sponsoring Friendship Bridge at this event, with 35% of the sales that day going directly to the micro-financing organization working specifically with indigenous women in rural Guatemala. Micro-loans are truly the gift that keeps giving, as the money will continue to be circulated (once it gets paid back to the organization, it will go out again as a different loan). I love the simplicity of microloans, the direct effect that they have on empowering women and communities as a whole. After all, women know exactly what their families and communities need.
And, of course, we’ve always got our website kakawdesigns.com, now with new wraps, wallets, and more for the holiday season!
2015, you’ve been great. Let’s end it well!