A LITTLE ABOUT ME
My name is Mercedes Colato. I am the owner and designer of Roots Leather Co. My company and the products that I design is the way I express my love for fashion and my country.
A LITTLE ABOUT THE COMPANY
Roots Leather Co. offers one of a kind handmade products made with 100% genuine leather and other natural ingredients. Every piece is unique and showcases the heritage and wonderful art that artisans have been using for centuries with a trendy fashion forward design.
My name is Maria Mercedes Colato, and I was born and raised in Guatemala City, Guatemala. All my life I have been intrigued by the unique heritage and culture that my country has provided me. As a student, I decided to pursue Interior Design, and after 12 years of living in the United States I decided to create Roots: a Company that brings the beautiful handcrafted Handbags, boots, and accesories to the world.
"You should never forget where you came from. For me my country and my people are an essential part of who I am. This is why I created Roots. It's a way for me to share the passion and love I have for my country through it's wonderful colors, beautiful people and art."
- Maria Mercedes
I truly believe that giving the tools and opportunities to this new generation of artisans is opening a whole new world to them. To be succesful and to create work opportunities in a country that is in great need of it. That's what Roots is all about.
My name is Luis Daniel Colato, and I was also, like my mother, born in Guatemala city, Guatemala. Throughout my early childhood I was always fascinated by the vibrance and rich colors that the people of my country use to express their love and passion they have for artisan craftmanship.
I have always had a huge passion for business, as well as photography and film. So I decided that if I combined my skill-sets with my mom's incredible eye for design and overall fashion sense as well as her intense proactiveness & years of business experience we could together grow a business, that not only represents us and our country, but also gives back to the people of our country by producing many people with much-needed jobs,
Today, I am studying Business at the one and only Arizona State University and I've never been happier. Even though my mom and I are not always close geographically we always seem to stay close to each other one way or another.