In honour of up-coming International Women’s Day (March 8), I would like to dedicate this blog to all the incredible female artisans working with me, without whom there wouldn’t be any MonPanama.
Collectively, spread across the globe, these amazing women produce the hats and bags sold by me. From northern Thailand, to the neighbourhoods of Bangkok and regional areas of Ecuador, these various groups of women live in different regions and specialise in different handicrafts, each involving unique natural raw materials.
What I love about working with other women is that we can all learn from each other, and, most importantly, find inspiration in each other’s work and personal stories. All of us are searching for the same thing: a profession that allows us personal fulfilment and joy, whilst at the same time bringing in money to help us support our families. These small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the perfect example of ingenuity and hard work paying off.
And so, on March 8th, I would like to sincerely thank these skilled female artisans and look forward to working with them for many more years to come. I feel exceptionally fortunate to have found a purpose-driven job, one which allows me to grow as a person, an entrepreneur and a woman. The personal experiences I have already had, and continue to have, on this MonPanama journey are highly enriching and make me want to become a better person.
Besides the joy of owning a luxurious and chic accessory, by purchasing from MonPanama you can take satisfaction from knowing that they are helping support all the women, their families and local communities mentioned above.
Thanks for reading and see you again next month,