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  • Photo Highlights: Brazil Producer Visit
  • Marissa Saints

Photo Highlights: Brazil Producer Visit

Dsenyo founder Marissa Perry Saints (that's me) traveled to Brazil April 16 - 29th to visit with our producer partners. Enjoy a photo tour of the trip below.  My time there was inspiring and invigorating. If you can believe it, this was my first time meeting our partners in-person!  Dsenyo launched the Brazil partnership last year (2013) long-distance.  After spending nearly two weeks in country, I left feeling even more proud and grateful that Dsenyo has the privilege of representing these wonderful people and their gorgeous craft in the USA and beyond. Even better, I'm thrilled that I can now call our valued business partners...friends!

Shop our Brazil line here.

Iris working with buriti palm fiber at her home. (photo above)

Eventually that mess of fibers is twisted into chord like this! (photo above)

Hammocks are everywhere in Brazil, an economical sleeping arrangement. (photo above)

Buriti fiber dyed and ready for the loom to be strung. (photo above)

Maria, textile weaver, at her home. Hand loom behind on the right. (photo above)


Artisan home. Many of the artisans we partner with are squatters and don't own their own land or homes. (photo above)

Weaving on the loom in family living room. (photo above)

It's not all fun and games! Adriana and Vivi doing a costing exercise as part of the Dsenyo training. (photo above)

Adriana and Lusio...power couple! Amazing designers and inspiring social entrepreneurs leading the artisan group in their community. (photo above)

Marissa's home visits, meeting the weavers. (photo above)

Handbag workshop. Gluing macrame detail to woven textile base. (photo above)

Developing new bag designs with Adriana for Dsenyo. (photo above)

Handwoven textiles made from natural buriti fibers. (photo above)

Gluing the lining fabric for clutches. (photo above)

Hammering the Eva clutch into it's lovely final silhouette. (photo above)

Climbing the buriti palm tree to harvest leaves for fiber. Harvested sustainably without harming the tree and protecting young, new-growth trees from harvesting for production. (photo above)

Tree huggers at heart! All of Dsenyo's Brazil products are committed to using sustainable and natural materials. (photo above)

Vivi (left) our business partner in Brazil who makes it all happen!

  • Marissa Saints