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I've Never Met a Lazy Woman

Our founder's love letter to the ladies, written for the BF+DA (link here), in honor of International Women's Day 2015. I love men. Big fan of them. I have an... Read More

A Harsh Lesson from a Branding Mistake

In 2018, we took the Catrinka vision and started anew with a new leader: me, with one of the original Catrinka co-founders, Megan, partnering with me in our new company.

But Catrinka and its brand has existed since 2012 and stepping into an existing brand is really challenging. A brand evokes a lot of connotations and relationships that as a new leader you weren’t previously a part of, but are absolutely in charge of preserving.
Catrinka in Numbers (and a few greatest hits)

Catrinka in Numbers (and a few greatest hits)

As I close up shop, I wanted to share a few numbers and greatest hits. Here goes:

Your Impact in 2017, and farewell

After five years of building a social enterprise from scratch, with the highs of glorious textiles and lives changed, and the lows on those days when retail is just a challenging place to be, it is time to focus on new challenges.
Your Impact in 2017, and farewell
For women, "it is better always to work"

For women, "it is better always to work"

A personal story of an upbringing in a Zapatista family and the value of weaving, and of work, for indigenous Mayan women in Chiapas.

In The Villages Of Southern Mexico, Women Are Weaving Hope For Future Generations

This is a story about a little girl from a world where weaving is a way of life, and many women consider the loom their second skin.

 

In The Villages Of Southern Mexico, Women Are Weaving Hope For Future Generations
"I can say I was a typical woman farmer in Kenya"

"I can say I was a typical woman farmer in Kenya"

"I can say I was a typical woman farmer in Kenya. All day is working. Most of the evenings is crying when the husband goes out and there isn't any food for the kids." - Dorothy Naitore

Gift Guide

Be a super heroine or hero this holiday season with gifts that gives back. Every product comes with an info card showing the woman who made it and the girls that benefit, and we are offering big holiday discounts because we would love to be a part of your holiday!
Gift Guide
The Woman Slaps Back

The Woman Slaps Back

Afghan filmmaker Roya Sadat sold her wedding jewelry, an apartment and her car to finance her film about a female Afghan police investigator who is pressured by male relatives to quiet down. "A Letter to the President", her film, is Afghanistan's submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.

The 'Shalane Flanagan Effect'

Shalane Flanagan, the first American woman to win the New York City marathon in 40 years, is a trailblazer in more ways than one. In 2009, she pioneered a new way of training, bringing together a group of professional female distance runners who train together and build each other up. 
The 'Shalane Flanagan Effect'