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Catalina Wrap Styled Three Ways

Look Who's Styling Abrazo! Designing apparel that is fashionable, uniquely handcrafted and ethically produced is a time consuming process which takes months to complete and is often challenging. So it is always something of a celebration when we complete a new collection and take it out to be photographed. I love to see the different ways our stylists and staff put looks together on our models. Of course, these are just our ideas and there are so many other ways to show one's own personal style. And on that note, we'd love your help with our Catalina wrap giveaway starting this weekend! Enter to win your own by visiting one of our favorite ethical bloggers (links below) to read and see how they have styled them.  Here's a quick peek of what...

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Adele's Latin Threads Trading Co. blogs

In 2009 I started this outfit as Latin Threads Trading Co. I did a lot of blogging in the early years, documenting this wild ride and exploring my deepening insights into the cultures of Oaxaca and Chiapas and what it's like working here. There have been incredible highs. And quite a few tears. In recent years the business side of this enterprise has been so all-consuming that the blogging has radically diminished. I hope to resume telling stories soon. Many of those early experiences yielded some mighty good tales, if I do say so myself. I hope you'll take a little time to explore the original blogs. They're diverse and it will take some poking around to find what might interest you.  With that in mind, I'll soon begin resurrecting some of the...

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Out of the Box

(This blog was originally published in December 2014 on my Latin Threads Trading Co. blog. To enjoy dozens of stories of glee and woe dating back to our founding in 2009, click here.) Friends often remind me that I need to pause to look back at how far we’ve come at Abrazo Style. I’m not very good at looking back, but when I do take a moment I see a business with a growing number of passionate people who together are creating an exceptional collection of high quality, socially responsible, handcrafted apparel and accessories, despite the odds. Our successes (and failures) over the past year resonate with the recurring theme of problem solving in virtually every aspect of what we do. Thinking...

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