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.
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!
I couldn't decide what color. All of them are cute! Love the quality of tassel I got
High quality and beautiful artistic textiles. I purchased 5 sets for Christmas gifts. They are very special.
I got one for me and one for my sister and we both love them! The Frida tassels are just so freaking cute!!!
My daughter absolutely loves the mini embroidered donut tassels! They are so colorful and fun! The artisanal work on these is amazing!
Absolutely LOVE my clutch! Its the perfect size for summer night outing's! I bought 2 colors and gifted one to my girlfriend for Mother's Day and she's totally obsessed too!
I bought this as a gift for a good friend. She loved it. She said the colors are beautiful and it’s really well made. Highly recommend!
These earrings are so cute. The colors are beautiful and bright and very well made! I've loved everything I've received from Xula Handmade.