Have you ever thought what would it be to make a business out of your favorite things? Help yourself and others? Live day by day your passion? That is what Mekishico is for me.
It’s probably everybody’s dream and “the thing to do” in an entrepreneurial life and it’s actually possible but, it’s not simple.
It’s not like you can just leave everything and only do this one dream project so it can be a 100% succesfull in a year!
In my case I’m a mother, leader in a tech community (GeekGirlsMx), growth hacker at advancio.com and the founder and designer of Mekishico. And of course, I also assign some time to actually live and see the people I love. I find passion on every project I do but it’s clear to me that each one of them gives me something according to the time I invest. Each one has a heart, and has a special meaning to me, otherwise I wouldn’t be involved with them. Today I want to share about Mekishico’s heart.
I love both countries; México & Japan. You can see it on the brand and feel the passion on it’s social networks. But what you may not see is what is happening on production and what is comming.
This 1st. collection was made by a grandmother that loves being a seamstress working from home. She has great quality and well she needs to be at home to work and take care of her grandchildren. I’ve seen how many people sometimes go through really rough times and struggle inside the city. Not so long ago I saw this proyect in SF that bathed homeless people and a man finished the video saying: “you are only one paycheck not paid away from becoming homeless. You never know.” – Wow!
So my idea is that Mekishico can be this project where any woman or man with great skills can make a Mekishico from home and have extra income. Our price is based on fair price and what I’ve learned with GeekGirlsMx is to open my mind on how can technology reach these people and make it easy to Mexico and Japan Lovers acquire a Mekishico.
The plan is to have a group of seamstress working from home by one simple click. No gender or age is a problem as long as they work with quality and enjoy doing it. This is still a long way to go, but I don’t stress out over it since I’m enjoying every step.
So next time you buy a Mekishico, you’ll know it’s handmade by Mexican talent and that you’re helping somebody that must work from home. That every texture I suggest has been researched so you can know what it means, that the fabric is special and was brought from Japan or has been made in Mexico. And that I also get a chance to draw again!
Buying a Mekishico means that the story has something to do with you and you should probably be asking yourself whydid you like that specific piece? Perhaps you’ll enjoy researching the why of this? In the meantime, thank you for being part of Meksihico’s story!
Matta ne #JapanLover & #MéxicoLover !