About Mariza & Co.
After living and traveling extensively in Mexico, Mariza & Company began as a project dedicated to helping artisans reach new markets. From Oaxaca to Michoacan, rural Chiapas to the center of Mexico City, the founders of Mariza & Company spent over three years forging relationships with artists and developing an equitable business plan.
In 2009, the project launched with a series of trunk shows in the Southwestern part of the United States and has been growing ever since. Our success from the initial trunk shows lead us to develop an online presence and offer our artists’ products not only to a larger community but also in a more transparent manner.
We believe that shopping is a fine art and valuing a product not only for its beauty but also for the story it tells and the artist it represents is equally as important. Today, Mariza & Company continues to work with the original artist and is constantly looking for new partners to join our network. We are 100% focused on the Mexican artisan community and strive to develop sustainable partnerships throughout Mexico.
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Mariza & Company
Julia Gilroy: Co-founder and owner, Julia was born and raised in New Mexico where she studied Economics at the University of New Mexico. After moving to Mexico City in 2006, Julia began to discover the beauty of Mexico's rich artisan culture and her first purchase, a leather tote from Jalisco, planted the seed for Mariza & Company.
Megan Desmond: Co-founder and owner of Desmond Design, a boutique interior design firm in Phoenix, Az. Megan has a love for color and an excellent eye for design. Megan first visited Mexico City in 2007, where she began to learn about the amazing artisan community that resides throughout the country. Since then, her support for this project has been fundamental to the creation of Mariza & Company.
Monica Ibarra: Co-founder and financial specialist in Mexico City. A passionate traveler, Monica grew up calling Mexico City her home and has become an advocate for Mexico in the international market. Her support of Mariza & Company has been undeniable, as she has acted as both investor and artisan coordinator.
Meredith Scott: Artisan Coordinator and teacher in Mexico City. Born and raised in New Mexico, Meredith moved to Mexico City in 2007 and has lived there ever since. An advocate of urban gardens, organic farming, and quality education, Meredith is an active community member in Mexico City and a faithful friend of Mariza & Company.
Gizmo Productions - Our website is all thanks to the amazing effort, support and patience of Max, Kevyn and Destin, Gizmo Production's professional web developers. www.gizmoproductions.com.