Three years ago, I embarked on a journey filled with purpose, passion, and a deep desire to create an impact and elevate the beauty of Mexico. When I embarked on this entrepreneurial journey, little did I know that it would not only bring me closer to my heritage and family but also open the door to beautiful friendships with our artisan partners. Today, as I celebrate our three-year anniversary, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the incredible support that has allowed us to come this far.
Leaving my corporate three years ago was a leap of faith, a decision to follow my heart and reconnect with my heritage. Little did I know that this brave step would lead me to a path of self-discovery and fulfillment, a process that has been transformative, not just professionally but also personally.
It has been an extraordinary journey, filled with both challenges and triumphs, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I’ve also had the privilege of teaching my daughters about their culture, instilling in them a deep appreciation for our roots and the values of hard work and perseverance. I’ve been given an opportunity to experience firsthand that we all have the power and ability to craft our own lives and redefine the meaning of success.
I am profoundly grateful to everyone who has been part of this incredible adventure. To my family, friends, and the amazing community of customers that has supported our brand and mission, thank you for believing in me when I doubted myself. Your support has been so important to our brand mission, and I am forever grateful.
To my artisan partners, I am eternally grateful for your creativity, talent, and friendship. Your dedication to your craft is inspiring, and your collaboration has brought our shared vision to life. But it's not just the craftsmanship that I'm grateful for; it's also the genuine connections we've formed along this journey.
I want to express my deepest gratitude to each and every one of you. Your support has allowed us to share handmade treasures with over 40 cities nationally and over 15 different countries internationally. We have received over 700 positive reviews from happy customers that enjoy wearing our artisan-made styles.
Your trust in our vision has allowed us to bring the beauty of Mexico to life. Each interaction, feedback, and connection has helped shape our brand into what it is today.
Together, we have achieved so much in these three years. We have brought to life the essence of Mexico through our brand, sharing its vibrant colors, rich traditions, and captivating stories with the world. We have created over 100 new jobs for artisans in Mexico and it has been an honor to collaborate with our artisan partners and showcase their remarkable craftsmanship. We have also partnered with nonprofit Fundacion Envia and have created the Women We Admire Series where we highlight amazing women that have inspired us. We started our pop-ups in farmers markets in the Austin area and now have included larger outdoor events but also events such as the Junior League of Austin and Waco. We've been featured on local and national media such as KXAN and Good Morning Dallas as well as podcasts and magazine interviews. I've had the privilege of being named as Women Owned Business of the Year in 2022 for Austin Business Woman and a 2023 Woman's Way finalist for Austin Woman Magazine. And, recently had the opportunity to join the board of the Hispanic Women's Network of Texas.
As we move forward, I am excited about the endless possibilities that lie ahead. With your continued support, we will continue to grow, inspire, and make a difference. We will continue to create meaningful experiences, sharing the beauty of Mexico with the world.
Gracias de Corazón,