An ethical leather goods brand that inspires elegance, care, & beauty, while giving back to local artisans and the environment. Proudly made in Guatemala.
SUPPORTING LOCAL, FAIR-TRADE CRAFTS. WITH EACH PURCHASE WE ALLOCATE 10% OF THE PROFITS INTO A FUND TO PROVIDE MICRO-LOANS FOR LOCAL ARTISANS TO EXPAND THEIR PERSONAL TRADE AND WORKSHOP. ULTIMATELY PROVIDING THE NECESSARY TOOLS THAT THEY NEED IN-ORDER TO EXPAND THEIR BUSINESSES AND START SELLING THEIR OWN DESIGNS IN THE GLOBAL MARKET.
K Marina Designs is a socially-conscious business founded and run by Kendra McLaughlin. K Marina Designs prides itself in being fair-trade, handmade, ethically sourced, using up cycled hand-woven textiles whenever possible, supporting indigenous women’s textile co-ops and locally sourced leather. Her designs are each uniquely made with care and love, providing quality products that only get better with time.
Kendra dedicates K Marina Designs to be ethical in all aspects and to help support local artisans. The business helps small scale entrepreneurs develop business tools and provides micro loans which allow them to acquire equipment and capital necessary to grow their trade. Through K Marina these artisans acquire personal contacts to sell their own designs in the global market and help create value in traditional artisanal practices that are disappearing.