Ceibo “Say-bo” 

Ceibo is a handbag-accessory vegan brand created by Maria Cadena in Houston, Texas in 2016. Its name refers to the Ceibo tree, one of Maria’s favorite trees which grows along the Pacific coast in Ecuador.

Maria is a self-taught designer from Guayaquil, Ecuador who moved to Houston during 2014. She has a major on Marketing and Economics and started designing women accessories nine years ago when she created her first brand back home.

All products are designed and handmade by Maria at her home studio in Houston, dedicating several hours in designing, cutting, sewing and assembling each Ceibo item. This results in the production of small batches per month. For example, a mini tote handbag requires three hours from cutting to final assembling. This ‘slow approach’ encourages taking time to ensure quality production and gives a personal value to each product.

Ceibo is committed with an animal friendly fashion. No animal-based materials are used in the manufacturing of any product. In order to provide a vegan product, Ceibo is always looking for using better materials, fabrics or textiles such as polyurethane (PU) and plant-based straws like raffia and toquilla.