If there’s one thing I love in an accessory is uniqueness and amazing detail. I’ve found both in Bonita Piña. Read about this amazing brand and their story below.
Bonita Piña is the result of an extended family trip to beautiful Guatemala. Little did we know how much that trip would impact our life’s journey! We were so inspired by the vibrant colors, fabrics, and style of the Mayan culture. We felt compelled to bring these beautiful looks to women everywhere. When we created Bonita Piña, we focused our research efforts on traditional Mayan hair wraps. Through this “Bonita Bands” were born! By providing design insights, we help Guatemalan artisans showcase their traditional skills and techniques to a broader audience. Our customers have the opportunity to purchase a unique, one-of-a-kind accessory. Through this the ladies generate a means to provide for their families.
Our bands are produced by a cooperative group of women artisans in Guatemala. This cooperative was founded 15 years ago by four women as a means to provide new ways of income for ladies. These women lost their husbands during the Guatemalan Civil War or had violent, drunk or abusive husbands.
In addition to Bonita Bands, Bonita Piña also offers handmade, fashionable accessories from all over the world, like intricately beaded Mostacilla earrings or winter socks made from Alpaca wool. Bringing these products to you creates income-generating opportunities for craftspeople in developing countries, while also allowing you to glimpse the exotic culture and rich history of the product’s origin.
How fun is that?! I love a brand that gives back to a community. It warms my heart that these ladies in Guatemala can provide for their families by making this beautiful jewelry. All of these ladies can produce the bands on the small foot looms that fit inside their homes. This allows them to produce them at home and watch their children while they work.
Bonita Piña has recently starting doing college theme Bonita Bands and they have an orange and white for my Tennessee Vols! These bands would be such a cute accesory for game day to support your favorite team.
If I’m styling a pair of statement accessories with a lot of color, I usually keep my make-up and outfit neutral. Why take attention away from the gorgeous details?!
If you’re looking for unique, affordable holiday gifts check out all that Bonita Piña offers. All of the Mostacilla earrings come in a branded, drawstring bag and the Bonita Bands in a special storage box with a side-window. Their size and look make them the perfect small gift or stocking stuffer to brighten Christmas morning! I know I’m stocking up on these fab earrings for my bestie.
What are you waiting for? Go get yourself a pair of earrings from Bonita Piña!
This post is compensated by Bonita Piña. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone. I received compensation and complimentary products for my review. Thanks for supporting brands that support GH.com!