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12 ways to support Latinx creatives… and be very stylish while doing it

Are you trying to make more responsible purchases? Look towards supporting smaller businesses rather than large corporations? Over the past few years, there has been an influx of Latinx creatives showcasing their work on social media. and posting their creations on online stores.

By switching to supporting local entrepreneurs, you are owning original pieces. You can purchase unique bold earrings or necklaces made by organic seeds from South America. Through Etsy, you can even support Latin American creatives living in Latin America.

Here’s a list of my favorite findings that I think you’ll love!

1. Make a statement with these bold earrings

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 Francis Zeledon is the founder of Pitahaya. They are a Nicaraguan designer who is known for making jewelry inspired by nature and her country. Francis’s collection of earrings go perfect for a night out, or even a cute indoor outfit. She makes each piece with color and love. So if you want to be bold take a chance with Pitahaya.

Get it from Etsy for $22.99. 

2. Get in touch with nature with this earthy hairpin

Aleishla jewelry and hair pins
[Image description: Echo brass hair clip] via Etsy
This hair clip is the perfect hair accessory for a loose top knot bun. The hair clip is handcrafted with attention, and love from Aleishla Lopez’s studio in Puerto Rico. She is notorious for her contemporary hair accessories and jewelry.

Get it from Etsy for $36.00.

3. Add your favorite feminist icon to your wall! Purchase these vibrant pieces.

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Violeta is a spunky Nicaraguan artist. She’s a mother, a feminist, and has been painting since she was 9. She is known to create colorful, vibrant illustration pieces that will save your bedroom from looking boring.

Get it from Etsy for  $38.00.

4. This illuminating painting will allow you to feel the sun in Guatemala

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Claudia Tremblay honors her Guatemalan ancestors with her art. You will feel like you’re eating Tapada when you buy one of her paintings.

Get it here for $33.90

5. These distinctive Yerba Mate Gourds would make a great addition to your household

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Do you like drinking Mate? Then Argenthings is the place for you to shop for your own original yerba mate gourd. Each mate gourd is handmade with love by Argentinean artisans. Every purchase comes with the yerba mate gourd, and 2 straws bombillas.

Get it from Etsy for $14.99.

6. These stirringly beautiful pots will light up your garden

Tropical flower pot
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Are you need to give a plant a new home? Then Art by Sir has the perfect pot for you. She is a Puerto Rican artist that dedicates her time to her art, creating different types of jewelry and paintings inspired by her culture.

Get it from Etsy for $55.00.

7. Diversity your jewelry collection with these striking necklaces

La joyatagua made by Colombian women
[Image Description: Colombian women wearing tagua necklaces.] via Etsy
La Joya Tagua offers jewelry made of natural seeds. Sully Gomez a Colombian fashion designer who helps empower Colombian women who were victims of violence. She does this by teaching Colombian women the art of making jewelry by using tagua, a special seed that is found in South America. Each eco-friendly jewelry piece is made by these Colombian women. With one purchase, you uplift these women.

Get it from Etsy for $40.50.

8. Feel clarity with these purely Costa Rican pouches

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“Pura Vida” means “pure life” and it is a common saying in Costa Rica. You can purchase these from Dolores’s Shop. They come straight from Carolina Calvo studio in Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica. Carolina makes sure each bag has unique fabric combinations, and at her shop, you can find unique designs.

Get it from Etsy for $25.01

9. You can approach anything with these classy, durable clutches

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You can purchase this clutch from Maracas Bags. Maracas Bags is a shop from Nicaragua that designs and manufactures leather bags and accessories with high-quality textile details. Each of their pieces is handmade with the love and dedication of Nicaraguan artisans. Maracas bags will guarantee you a unique experience through each of their creations.

Get it from Etsy for $45.00.

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10. Add some interlucent art pieces to your home

Kentura by Lazy beam arte
[Image description: an art piece called  Keturah by Manuela.] via Etsy
Purchase a stand-out piece from Lazy Beam Arte. Manuela Guillen is a Cuban-Salvadoran American artist and educator. She is inspired by plants, tropical colors, and her own cultural upbringing. Through her art, Manuela aims to bring awareness to art education and sociopolitical issues. Her art would be a great touch to the walls in your room, or for a gift.

Get it from Etsy for $13.00.

11. Feel the power in this boss t-shirt

JZD designs
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Jen Zeano Designs (JZD) is a South Texas lifestyle brand with the mission to empower Latinas. Their merch is quoted with empowering messages. JZD will have you feeling like a boss.

Get it from Etsy for $30.00.

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12. Spread awareness about the patriarchy in this irresistible t-shirt

Body positive shirt by NalgonaPositiveShop
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Get this resistance against patriarchy shirt through Nalgona Positivity Pride (NPP) – a community eating-disorder and body-positive organization. The organization was created by Gloria Lucas with the purpose of putting the spotlight on Black, Indigenous communities of color and accumulating resources for these different groups. By purchasing their merchandise, you help support the work of NPP.

Get it from Etsy for $26.00

Support Latinx creatives, and do not forget to tell your friends to do the same.

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By Anais Catalina Gonzalez

Anais Gonzalez is a Nicaraguan activist born and raised in the city of Los Angeles. She graduated with a bachelors degree in History and Central American studies from California State university Northridge (CSUN). At CSUN she was part of CAUSA (The Central American Union Students Association) and formerly was a coordinator for the Scholarship and Volunteer/Social media program at the Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund. She was a panelist for social media activism at Brown University. She currently dedicates her time in advocating for Nicaragua Socio political crisis, through organizing events, and social media. Her activism work has gotten her to speak Liberated Fuentes a colloquium at California State University Los Angeles (CSULA). She has organized several panels involving Nicaragua youth in exile, as well has participated as a panelist with the Film La Sandinistas where she talks about the role of the Nicaraguan women in the current crisis, and the human rights violation they face by the Ortega-Murillo regime. Anais has been featured in Fierce Mitu, Teen Vogue, and Remezcla. She was published in the Book Entre Rebelion y Dictadura. In October 2019 Anais through the organization Youth and Democracy curated a Latin American youth conference at the House, Senate, and the Organization of American States. Through this event Anais won ambassador of the year for her Nicaraguan activism work. Anais ensures to continue her Nicaraguan activism work, with the goal of pursing a master in Public Diplomacy