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Matilsha Marxuach Lausell

 

 

Matilsha Marxuach Lausell @matilsha is the founder and senior designer of Concalma @shopconcalma , a brand that set out to deliver quality, locally manufactured designer goods in Puerto Rico. Its inspiration comes from the investigation and practice of sustainability. For the last 10 years, Concalma has serve as a base in approaching the community using a call to action to promote fair trade.

In this interview for TV CHANNEL she explains the origins of Concalma and the political dimension that this project has built up over the years. With a background in Ceramic, Matilsha started designing handbags for over 15 years. With the idea of creating a portable container, the brand goes against the system of mass production. Concalma means With Calm. The designer firmly believes that it is important to encourage the local economy and fair trade. The brand highlights the importance of local design and manufacturing as well as promoting sustainable practices in Puerto Rico.

The projects of tropical papers are supported by the Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso under the aegis of the Fondation de France.