All of the IZQUIERDA bags are handmade by Carlos in his studio in
Envigado, which is a town outside of Medellin and part of the department of Antioquia. Antioquia (in addition to the other departments that make up what is known as the "paisa" region of Colombia) is where the traditional
carriel handbag comes from. Envigado, along with the city of Jerico, is
known as one of the expert centers of carriel artisanship.
The main idea behind this special brand is to take advantage of the history and craftsmanship, making this handbag very unique. The colorful patterns represent the hand stitched method used for decades.