About Thorny Pearl
Welcome to Thorny Pearl Boutique!
I'm Marisol, founder and owner of Thorny Pearl Boutique, born and raised in San Antonio, TX. Thorny Pearl is inspired by my love of travel, love for adventure, love of nature, love of music and love of diverse cultures. A fusion of Western chic meets boho style and everything in between and afar! Everything in my shop is reflective of who I am, what I like and what I myself wear and accessorize with many times.
I want to bring you comfortable, trendy, fun fashion, but also fashion that is unique and has a creative story behind it. Thorny Pearl is proud to partner with multiple artisans to carry beautiful, one of a kind handcrafted handbags that have been ethically sourced from Guatemala and Mexico.
Our textile handbags from Guatemala have been handcrafted by indigenous Guatemalan artisans using an ancient weaving technique called Back Strap Loom, this technique has been preserved and passed down for generations. The textiles used are up-cycled huipil's, the traditional Guatemalan women's dress shirt, also known as a traje. These beautiful woven huipil's are then handcrafted into full grain leather handbags.
Our Mexican artisan partners are equally as talented. Our handcrafted leather handbags are sourced from indigenous leather artisans in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico. Traditional leather curing and tanning methods are used in preparation of the crafting of these handbags that will last a lifetime. These are forever purses. The leather bags are beautiful, many with intricate hand tooled crafted designs. All handpicked to bring you these one of a kind treasures.
These handbags are not mass produced, none of our artisan handbags have been produced in a factory, making for an even more beautiful and unique story. No one bag is identical and being that these handbags are handcrafted there may be imperfections on the bag, however this lends to the character of the handbag. Partnering with local artisans, small Guatemalan and Mexican businesses and Fair Trade cooperatives ensures a cohesive partnership that provides a sustainable income for our indigenous artisans, and also helps to preserve a way of life.
Follow us on this journey and may your fashion meet the expectations of your adventure!