Most of the jewelry on My Wholesale Boutique is from an Ecuadorian women's cooperative:
La Calera Asociation de Mujeres
In 2010, a group of indigenous women was formed to use their skills to make fashion accessories.
They are passionate and proud of using natural materials from Ecuador to give beauty to other women worldwide.
They keep learning how to create new and better jewelry as they grow in their professionalism and organization.
From the women:
Many items from our handbag collection are designed and created by
John and Mery Alvarez
John and Mery have been working in leather crafting for 20 years, having learned from a local Cotacachi leatherworking shop.
Now they work together from their home and operate a small outdoor stall on the weekends.
Sometimes they work with with their adult daughters, to make beautiful, practical leather goods that reflect the colors of Ecuador.
Much of our faux leather is created by
Ramiro Morales and Family
Ramiro lives with his extended family in an indigenous Kichwa community.
He works with his family and extended family creating faux leather goods.
Ramiro does most of the design work. Initially the family worked in leather over the last 16 years,
but they have recently started moving to faux leather as the price of leather has gone up over the last few years.
Our fused glass earrings are made by
Mary is a single mom with 2 small children that she supports through making earrings and pendants from glass.
Mary has a small outdoor craft stall that she operates on weekends.
Mary designs the earrings herself and creates them in batches. She loves the colors and creativity required to
make beautiful jewelry from pieces of glass. She has been creating for 15 years.
Many of our products support sustainable use of the Amazon Rainforest