A Colorful Week in South America: VerverWerks on the Road

VerverWerks on the South American Road

Last week was a week of adventure, design & partnership development in Ecuador & Colombia. Upon arriving in Ecuador, the team & I hit the ground running to finally put the wheels in motion on some new straps I've been eager to create. We sat down with new partners to brainstorm on color schemes & are ecstatic with the first samples we've seen (the beautiful Ecuadorian weather & nature were a great source of inspiration this trip)! We're happy to say that VerverWerks will soon be offering a new type of woven strap (for bags, cameras & guitars) with a more rustic feel, as well as new color options in our original strap style!

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β€ŒAs promised, we've also updated our website with individually-sold BAG STRAPS to combine with ANY bag. Check the link below for more...

https://www.ververwerks.com/straps

Visiting suppliers with a friend (also head of our Quality Control) in South America.

Visiting suppliers with a friend (also head of our Quality Control) in South America.

A sample woven strap in custom VerverWerks colors. Expect to find this strap & others online in the next few weeks!

A sample woven strap in custom VerverWerks colors. Expect to find this strap & others online in the next few weeks!

NEW Leather Goods Designs

I also met with the team responsible for production of our leather goods to discuss new product; many of our new ideas are based upon what you've been asking for. We're all excited for versatile fanny packs, duffel bags, totes & more coming soon!

A fanny pack prototype ~ we're still working on a few more changes!

A fanny pack prototype ~ we're still working on a few more changes!

Beautiful Ecuadorian street art.

Beautiful Ecuadorian street art.

A fun new tote design ~ this bag can be converted into solid leather with the use of a zipper!

A fun new tote design ~ this bag can be converted into solid leather with the use of a zipper!

Jewelry Design

From there, I visited with the artisan partner who handcrafts our fun fringe earrings to create more exclusive VerverWerks designs for Spring. We'll be expanding the Spring earring collection available online in the next few weeks. See the photos below for a sneak peek of what's coming!

https://www.ververwerks.com/accessories

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Colombia

After Ecuador, I also ventured to Colombia in search of raw materials for production with the help of a guide. It's hard to describe, but Colombia has a certain palpable magic to it that makes it my favorite country in South America so far, & like always, I enjoyed the heck out of being there! A little bit of Colombian coffee, some arepas & that can-do Colombian attitude, & we were on our way & getting the lay of the land. Driving through such a lush, semi-tropical region where the mountains touch the sky was a true treat in & of itself!

Just one of the many faces of beautiful Colombia.

Just one of the many faces of beautiful Colombia.

A visit to a Colombian tannery; these "bombas" are used to treat leather & apply color.

A visit to a Colombian tannery; these "bombas" are used to treat leather & apply color.

A stop for fresh juice to break up days & days of driving.

A stop for fresh juice to break up days & days of driving.

Leather undergoing a drying process at the factory.

Leather undergoing a drying process at the factory.

ο»ΏVerverWerks LATELY...

After traveling, it was time to get back to our weekend events! Last Saturday, we popped up with our friends Sage Soul ATX at "The Picnic" off Barton Springs & enjoyed a fun afternoon of live music & beautiful weather. The event featured unique Austin vendors like Get Stoned 512 & Mercedez Rex, & we hope to join Sage Soul for a SXSW event in March... Stay tuned!

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Taylor of Get Stoned 512 & Sarah of Sage Soul ATX, both sporting VerverWerks' fringe earrings.   https://www.ververwerks.com/accessories

Taylor of Get Stoned 512 & Sarah of Sage Soul ATX, both sporting VerverWerks' fringe earrings.

https://www.ververwerks.com/accessories

VerverWerks THIS Weekend...

Saturday, March 2nd - Flea Style Market at the Star in Frisco

Sunday, March 3rd - Austin Flea at Jester King Brewery in Austin

ο»ΏFor more event details, visit

https://www.ververwerks.com/upcoming-events/

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~ SEE WHAT'S WERKIN' HERE ~

www.ververwerks.com

Caroline Verver