To be doing good deeds is Man's most glorious task -Sophocles
One of our favorite new designers at The Lodge is Alex Caputo. Based in New York, Alex has a long history working with leather and Accessories, in fact, he was making bracelets for his friends as a child. In 2011 he launched his line, Caputo & Company with a cool range of Bags and Bracelets for guys.
There are many fashion designers in America and one of the things that sets Alex apart from his peers is his commitment to Social Responsibility. He seeks out partners and suppliers who have a sustainable mindset. In Guatemala, he has partnered with Communidades de la Tierra, a non-profit organization that develops the hand-made textile trade there. He was able to develop a home-workshop system where Men who previously worked in Sugar Cane fields were reintroduced to the craft of making traditional Guatemalan textiles. These colorful, cool woven fabrics are the basis for Alex's bags, belts, and bracelets and have helped families in these Villages build their own future through craft.
We recently introduced Alex's work here and have just received new products that are great for Summer. Check out Caputo & Company's cool Accessories here.