“We are a part of worldwide communities working to provide customers with quality products of local design and manufacturing within the fashion industry, while providing fair value to the support chain that makes everything possible.”
Cooperativa Industrial Creación de la Montaña
Cooperativa Industrial Creación de la Montaña was founded in 2002 with local capital. It is a non profit organization that was created to safeguard some of the jobs that were lost in the closing of two big apparel manufacturing factories in the municipality of Utuado, in rural Puerto Rico.
The Concalma bag line is manufactured at the Cooperativa Industrial Creación de la Montaña in Utuado, Puerto Rico since 2006.
Some of their fair trade principles are assuring:
- Fair wages
- Healthy working conditions
- No child labor
Assuring cultural diversity
At Concalma the store we sell products from Puerto Rican designers and artists we believe in. Creating is a way to assure cultural diversity and we are happy to serve as a market for local designers, local products and artist proposals.
We are especially enamored with creating structures with the quality of resiliency and the ability to adapt and endure. We are also happy to announce that we have just initiated a seed project where 1% of online sales of our bags goes to Siembra Tres Vidas, a organic farm in Aibonito, Puerto Rico for buying seeds.
About Siembra Tres Vidas
At Siembra Tres Vidas, we use farming methods that work with nature to produce healthy food and improve the quality of the soil with which we have been entrusted. Neither chemical pesticides or fertilizers are used on the land or the crops. We grow food to enhance the health of our people, our land and our planet, hoping to set an example to other local farmers and farmers-to-be on the island.
We are a small, rustic, and “zero budget" 2-acre garden. We gain satisfaction from knowing we are part of an island-wide effort to minimize global warming through local sustainable agriculture in Puerto Rico.
We are open for pre-arranged visits and we do crop-exchange for volunteer work. You may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Siembra Tres Vidas
- Proving sustainable business model
- Mapping and trying structures for companies relations that have a clear and distinct community base