Being from Guatemala, I know first hand the kind of struggle that people living in my home country face everyday. Hiptipico is a socially conscious online store, buying goods from Guatemalan artisans at fair prices, and distributing them to the rest of the world. Retail therapy has its perks.
Co-founder Aaron Osborn manufactures Osborn’s artisan craft shoes in the volcanic mountains outside of Guatemala City. All the materials for each shoe are individually hand-cut and each shoe is assembled by hand. I want to own all of these beautiful shoes. They are colorful, full of life and pattern. And you feel good buying them because you are supporting a sustainable business that helps maintain artisan integrity.