Our Inspiration and Story
Our inspiration started when Co-Founders Alex and Cassandra went off to find quality Mexican products in their new home. They wanted to mix pieces of their culture into their contemporary home and everyday life. They became dissapointed to see the lack of available products in Los Angeles. So they went off to the Mexican border to try to find them and came up empty. They also noticed that large chains dabbled in hand-crafted imported products, but the products were limited in assortment and priced as luxury items. It turned out that a big portion of the profits went to the celebrity or business with no credit or commitment to helping the artisans who put years of learning and hard work into building their craft. It was then that the idea for MyCajita was born.
Danny joined at inception and went off to travel Mexico in search of experiences and quickly learned how artisans were being marginalized. We quickly committed ourselves to work closely with artisans in an effort to provide fair wages, economic support, and resources to share, celebrate and continue their trade often passed on for several generations.
We then quickly pitched a small network of family, friends and business leaders to financially seed the company and combined with a successful Kickstarter campaign we were up and running.
As of today, we have worked with over 155 artisans in regions all over Mexico. Our deep relationships with artisans have allowed us to provide fresh new and often custom made box experiences every month. We are continuing to raise capital and aspire to continue to help thousands of our customers discover something special new every month. The additional resources will help also expand our services to artisans including micro-loans, access to equipment and tools, logistical support and more.
From the heart of Mexico to its influence in the U.S., Mexico’s life is weaved in the threads of the Americas. We are inspired by the stories of the people, groups, and organizations that helped shape the culture and those that have embraced and transformed it in today’s age. We are passionate about sharing the diversity of Mexico with our members. To discover, learn and experience something new and help develop a deeper appreciation with practical and fun experiences every month.