We recently found out The Global Trunk existed (we know, we know, this is probably old news to those of you that live in Los Angeles…) but we wanted to share with you all about this company, what they stand for, and a few of our most favorite pieces you can nab from The Global Trunk! Let’s not waste a second more.
About The Global Trunk
“Our mission is to create opportunities for indigenous artisans in Mexico and Guatemala by bringing handcrafted, repurposed and fair trade products into the global market. A percentage of all TGT sales is donated back to those communities in need.”
The Global Trunk currently contributes to the Amigos de Jaibalito Foundation which provides a number of resources to the small, impoverished village of Jaibalio in Guatemala.
The Global Trunk also fabricates a number of its vintage pillows with FundaMaya. FundaMaya is a nonprofit that works to strengthen the communities in the Lake Atitlan region by promoting education, wellbeing, and empowerment.
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About the Owners
Josetta Sbeglia and co-founder Cathy Benavides together have decades of experience in working with artists, social work, traveling the world, and being all-around amazing humans.
“In my love for travel, exploring art, attraction to color and texture, the creativity to repurpose, and the ability to represent artistry, I have been able to create a new venue that gives back to communities.” – Josetta
“Through my travels, I am able to learn, embrace cultures and create relationships, and now create an opportunity to give back in a responsible and sustainable way, by exposing unique products and craftsmanship to a larger market.” – Cathy
Products We ADORE
Multicolor Pom Pom Garland
Pom pom garlands not only add a touch of color to any room but a little whimsy too and we just love that for us. These pom pom garlands were made by artisans in Chiapas, Mexico and each garland is one of a kind. Looking for a specific color? You can contact The Global Trunk and make your request! All black ones are also available online. Shop here.
MOMO Fringe Blanket
These organic blankets are made from a blend of cotton and wool of locally raised sheep in the Western highlands of Guatemala, and each blanket has been hand-loomed by artisans on traditional wooden looms. We love the chic simplicity of these blankets and the use of texture throughout by way of fringe details and wool tassels. Shop here.
Chiapas Animalitos – Starry Elephant
The Global Trunk kids collection is probably our favorite ever because each piece is so colorful and looks like something that comes right out of a kiddo’s imagination in the best way. Each toy is made from boiled wool felt, handmade, and hand-embroidered by artisans in Chiapas, Mexico. Each animal is uniquely made, but you can make color requests at checkout if you prefer a specific one! Shop here.