Etzbal is a proudly Guatemalan company, founded to integrate the rich cultural and traditional heritage of fabrics in Guatemala with the current trends in the world of fashion. The brand creates contemporary and handmade leather handbags and accessories.
Etzbal focuses on sharing Guatemalan’s ancient art, patterns and designs internationally. The brand aspires to be a source of work for local families and organizations that wish their handmade masterpieces to be appreciated in the modern world.
Etzbal’s goal is to contribute to the development of Guatemalan art by providing artisans in disadvantaged areas with job opportunities and proper training and contributing to their economic stability and professional growth.
The pillars of Etzbal’s community are the local artisans, who have inherited decades of knowledge in the art of weaving natural fibres on a backstrap or standing loom. This tradition has been passed down with
pride from generation to generation within artisan families.
The uniqueness of each fabric and the distinctive techniques of each artisan create original designs that are rich in history and cultural innovation. This fusion, combined with the professional hand-finish touch of the artisans, is what allows handmade products to be competitive in a market that demands outstanding quality at an affordable price.