About Xula Handmade
RECONNECTING BACK WITH MY ROOTS.
How it started...
As a first generation Mexican-American, I was always brought up to honor my heritage and keep traditions going, even if I was far away from Mexico.
Living in Mexico as a teenager really opened up my eyes to the rich and exciting culture of Mexico. I fell in love - hard.
So naturally, I knew that whenever I decided to start my journey as a #latinaboss, I wanted to create opportunities for artisan women and reconnect back with my Mexican roots.
In 2020, I visited several Mexican textile markets in Chiapas, filled with fun, artisanal textile accessories and POOF. The idea of Xula Handmade was born!
USING FASHION FOR GOOD.
It's all about empowerment.
Xula Handmade is all about empowering indigenous artisan women in Mexico and help create a self-sustaining form of living through fair trade, while striving to maintain their culture and keep traditions alive.
Slow fashion with an impact.
MEANING BEHIND THE NAME.
What does Xula mean?
So you're probably wondering, what does 'Xula' mean? The word Xula, pronounced Shula, comes from the Mexican word 'Chula', which means 'beautiful'.
Every piece is carefully curated and is uniquely and beautifully handmade with love by artisan women in Mexico.
Your purchase makes a difference.
When you shop, you're shopping consciously and helping make a difference with your ethical purchase.
LOVE! Colorful and unique. Thank you
Soooooo I had to get the other colors!!! In love with my stars!!! Currently hanging on my closet doors and just makes them look so nice!!!! Will definitely purchase from here again! 😊
Saw these and knew I had to get one!!! Vibrant colors! Fast shipping and excellent craftsmanship!!!
Got this for my cousin and let’s just say I’m her favorite 😊 quick shipping and so well made!!!
I loved my star! It looks even better in person! So well made!!! The color was a little darker than in the photo but it’s actually the perfect shade for me! Gives me beach vibes!!! I might have to snag some more lol
So well made and vibrant colors! Quick shipping and the ordering process was so easy! Jessica was so polite and quick to respond to any questions! Can’t wait till they come in more colors!!!!!
Beautiful textile with very vibrant colors. Will be perfect as an evening bag. Or to add to large tote for small items. So happy with this purchase.
I got a ton of comments about how cute it is when I went out to brunch this week. Well made. Really pretty.
Exceeded my expectations. I knew they would be well made and beautiful but WOW...I want them all ❤❤❤
I ordered this only a couple days ago, and received it today. I am in love with it. It is even more beautiful than the photo. I bought this for a special little girl's birthday and I know she is going to love it too.
Anybody can go anywhere and buy a gift. But, to buy a handmade gift with special meaning, that's more important than anything else. The artwork on this unicorn is gorgeous and it is well worth the money. That is made by artisan women in Mexico is even more important to me when shopping. It's important to support small business and women who put their heart and soul into their artful creations.
I have bought from Xula before and was equally satisfied then. You can't go wrong!
I ordered the Frida light pink tassel and loved everything about it that I had to order another! I love the quality, details and colors of my tassels. If you’re on the fence, just buy it - you won’t be disappointed. :)
I got the pink tassel and it's the perfect color and size. Highly recommend theses tassels.
I love when I reach for this bag, it continues to make me happy each time I grab it. It’s well made, the stitching and detail is impeccable. It’s a great conversation piece.
I just love my heart tassel keychain. The craftsmanship is beautiful and I already have received so many compliments after hanging it on my backpack. I love all the colors available - so hard to pick!
My clutch came just in time for my office's first in-person happy hour in a year, and I was so excited to see all my coworkers and sip in style. The color is bright and beautiful, the detail is amazing, and the space inside is big enough to fit my phone, a small wallet, some small makeup essentials, etc. Might grab another clutch in a different color in the future hehe!