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The Back-story -- How TWIG & PEARL Came to be.. 

After years of working towards becoming a Womens-wear designer, In 2014 I (Rebecca) left my  Job designing custom women's wear and bridal gowns, to find and build something that I believed in.

I spent months soul-searching, learning new skills, and scribbling down ideas, sketches, and plans for what on earth I would do next with my life.

I began with zero leather-work training and zero clue of how to make a handbag. I developed my first few leather handbag prototypes (Early versions of the current Ashley tote and Mona minibag) and at 22 I launched TWIG & PEARL with a pile of ideas, very little marketing and business know-how, raw and completely un-refined bag making skills,  and 5 big goals:

1.) To build a fashion brand that would celebrate the things I love so dearly about Belizean life

2.) To create a waste-free small batch production process based entirely around sustainability  and  our value of the environment

3.) To use a minimum of 70% natural materials in the construction of each of our pieces


4.) To build in-house production by training & employing Belizean women

 5.)  to build and launch one of Belize's first e-commerce stores, catering for both local and international sales. 


I'm excited because just a few years later,  I've seen these five  goals, one-by-one, reached. We've launched our line in our own online shop, trained and now employ two amazing young artisan women, and we produce all our pieces in-house from natural locally sourced leather, hardwood, and hand-printed cotton. 

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