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In the vibrant city of Guadalajara, Mexico rises one of Mexico’s finest Karate Do sensations, Bernardo Solorzano De La Torre. As he prepares to showcase his skills at Budapest World Championships 2023, we explore the intersection of Karate and fashion. Join us in celebrating the cross-cultural connections and industry harmony that define both Bernardo's journey and our commitment at Texcoco Collective—a brand proudly crafting unique handbags from cactus leather in Mexico, weaving a narrative of talent, resilience, and global impact.

Discover the highlights of Texcoco Collective's journey in 2023, from winning prestigious awards to launching our eco-friendly 2nd Collection. Explore our commitment to sustainable fashion and ethical practices, as we continue to redefine style with innovative cactus leather handbags and accessories.

Texcoco Collective's blog takes you on a captivating journey into the heart of Mexican craftsmanship, where tradition, innovation, and sustainability converge. From the bustling streets of Guadalajara, Jalisco, our products come to life through the hands of local artisans, creating opportunities and fostering community growth. Central to our innovation is the resilient nopal, transformed into an eco-friendly material that's reshaping the fashion industry.

Greenwashing is a particularly prevalent issue in the fashion industry, where brands are under increasing pressure to respond to consumer demand for more sustainable and ethical products. So, How can you avoid falling victim to greenwashing when you're looking to buy sustainable and ethical fashion?

Did you know it takes the amount of water two people drink in a lifetime to tan 1 cowhide?

All that water is mixed with heavy metals, chromium and sulphates that are then discarded into waterways, causing devastation to our ecosystems. Not only that, the people tanning this leather are documented to suffer from terrible skin diseases and respiratory illnesses caused by exposure to these chemicals.