In Santa Ana, El Salvador, in 1974, the Linares Castro Family started a tannery where they established a source of income for the people of the community. In 1976, they started a clothing business. Thanks to increased demand in 2005, they began creating accessories for women and men.
“The bags and accessories made by this workshop are high-quality leather pieces that are crafted starting from scratch. Thanks to this, they are authentic products that meet the expectations of our clients, but above all, they are crafted with processes that help the conservation of the environment.
“Having our own tannery helps us take care of our quality through our processes. We constantly train in the leather industry, and investigate clean technologies in order to create ecologically-friendly products and methods for improvement. We continue to offer quality products with a social responsibility to take care of our environment.
“Today, 90% of the Santa Ana community forms a part of our team, where they seek to train and be a part of social development, helping them generate income for their families. Today, they can have a better life, and help many youths in the community avoid joining criminal groups in the region.
“Our primary objective is to be able to carry on with sustainability, trying to fulfil the demand for our products and contribute to the social, economic, and environmental development of the community. We create and innovate different high-quality leather pieces, but above all, much more than being a business, we help many people in the region.”