With politics in utter chaos and so much bad news coming from Brazil we thought that it's important to underscore the fact that ordinary people in Brazil are extraordinarily resilient and still manage to survive and thrive.
Escama Studio has been working in Brazil with 65 artisans since 2004. Over that time we've made 200,000 bags and our products sell in 30 countries worldwide. From our perspective, this venture has been a great success: it's sustained us and we're proud of what we've accomplished. But we wanted to hear from the artisans what their experience has been over the past 12 years.
So today we interviewed one of the artisans, Angela Bezerra
Just in time for Earth Day, Escama Studio will be attending the annual convention of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, April 2-7. ISRI has been super supportive of Escama Studio to attend the event and they've been fans of our recycled aluminum handbags for some time. We've never been involved in this type of a forum before and it's possible that conference attendees will be scratching their heads wondering why we're there -- ISRI members are manufacturers and processors, brokers and industrial consumers of scrap metals, paper, electronics, rubber, plastics, glass, and textiles. But who knows, maybe the people who truly understand the material in our recycled aluminum purses will be big fans! Either way, we're thrilled to have a chance to meet so many people who are involved in the industry and it's bound to be a great place to learn and network.
So if you happen to be attending ISRI 2016 or if you just happen to be in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay please stop by and say hello. We'll be in the lobby, dressed in this recycled aluminum Valkyrie outfit. (Joking)