Why do you feel compelled to create a charitable fashion company?

Ix Style sandals

Francesca of Ix Style: In 2009, when I saw the once-pristine Lake Atitlán that I was baptized in and swam in as a child overrun with blue green algae, and a new generation of Guatemalan children collecting the contaminated water to drink, I was inspired to help. NASA called it one of the worst natural disasters to occur in our lifetime; you could see the contamination from space.

Inspired by these troubles and wanting to help my original home, I founded Ix as a charitable fashion company that sells goods made by Mayan artisans in Guatemala. Meaning water in Mayan, Ix strives to provide clean drinking water to children in Guatemala through donations made from every purchase.

Learn more at www.ix-style.com.

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