Remember I posted a while back about how many bring home handmade goods from their host country and sell them? Ok, so I've stumbled onto this AMAZING opportunity and wanted to see if anyone else is as excited as me.
There's this restaurant/store in Granada called El Tercer Ojo and in one shop is incredible leather goods that go by the brand name CocoBolo (click for the website to see examples of work). They're over $100 for a small bag. Well, I was on a study a while back, and the Dad was working with leather in the background. When we take our leave I see he's stamping CocoBolo on his products. Poor thing sells his work to this shop for next to nothing. So I asked if he makes things for people too and not just shops, and he said yes.
When our friend Andrea was here, she tried it out, and got to customize a crossbody leather bag for a fraction of what it would cost in Granada or her native Canada. Literally, picked size, type of leather, color, number of pockets, buckle vs. zipper, CUSTOMIZED!! Now I have another friend getting a beautiful bag, wallet, and Bible cover for a ridiculously cheap price for leather goods. Here's some pictures of his type of products:
|Very similar to his style|
|Andrea's actual bag|