Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Interview with IX-STYLE

이번 인터뷰는 정말 감동적인 스토리입니다.
아이엑스 스타일입니다
 
 
Please enjoy and get inspired by this amazing brand "Ix-Style"!
 
 
When did you first lanch IX-style collection and how did it all begin?
 
My brother and I launched Ix (pronounced "eye ex" ) Style in April 2013. Our parents are originally from Guatemala and as children we spent our summers returning to visit our family there. Our fondest childhood memories are swimming with our cousins in the once beautiful waters of Lake Atitlan. On a trip back to Guatemala a couple years ago, I found the lake overrun with blue green algae. I saw children bathing in, collecting, and drinking the polluted water.
It was a shock to see the beautiful lake I grew up with turn into a toxic mess. I didn't know exactly how to help, but on a trip to the local market I discovered local artisans making these amazing sandals.
I had just finished reading "Start Something That Matters" by the founder of TOMS Blake Mycoskie and it was the catalyst for this great idea! Why not create jobs for these remarkable artisans by employing them to make sandals and raise their families out of poverty and then use the proceeds to provide clean drinking water to the children of Guatemala? That’s exactly what we did!
 
 
 
 
아이엑스 스타일 컬렉션을 언제 론칭하셨나요? 스토리가 궁금합니다
 
우리 남매는 Ix Style 을 2013년 4월에 론칭하였어요.
부모님이 과테말라분이신데 우리는 어릴때부터 여름에 가족들을 만나러 방문하곤 하였습니다.
우리의 좋았던 어린시절 기억들 중 사촌들과 Lake Atitlan의 아름다운 물에서 수영하는 것이었어요. 몇년전 다시 방문하였을때, 그 호수는 파란 조류가 퍼져있었어요.
그곳에서 아이들이 씼고, 물을 퍼담고 오염된 물을 마시는 것을 보았죠.
제 어릴적 아름다웠던 호수가 이런 유독한 현장이 되어있는 것이 너무 충격적이었습니다.
어떻게 도와야될지 몰랐지만 그 지역 시장에서 장인들이 어메이징한 샌달들을 만드는 것을 보게 되었어요. 탐스의 창립자가 쓴 "Start Something That Matters"를 막 다 읽었을 때였기에 훌륭한 생각을 떠오르게 해주었어요. 이렇게 훌륭한 장인들을 고용하여 샌달을 만들고 그들의 가족들을 가난에서 구하고 수입으로 과테말라의 아이들에게 깨끗하게 마실수 있는 물을 공급해주면 어떨까?하고요. 그게 바로 우리가 한 일입니다!

 
 
These women sandals look so comfy yet fashionable. How was the designing process like?
 
The design process was inspired by the all the handmade leather handcrafts and vibrant colors in Guatemala! We have 8 colors: red, navy, black, beige, magenta, purple, orange and traditional mayan.
 
 
 
 
샌달들이 정말 편해보이면서 멋져요. 디자인 과정은 어떠셨나요?
 
디자인 과정은 모두 핸드메이드 가죽, 수공예, 그리고 과테말라의 화려한 색감들에 영감을 받았습니다. 8가지 컬러가 있는데요.
레드, 네이비, 블랙, 베이지, 자홍색, 보라, 오렌지, 전통적인 마야색상이 있습니다.

 
 
If you were to describe Ix-style in just 3 words, then what would they be?
 
Ix Style in 3 words: Socially Responsible Chicness
 
 
 
IX-STYLE 을 3글자로 표현해주세요
 
사회적으로 책임감있는 멋(스타일)
 




 
 
I see that the Ix style is sold throughout the U.S. and Singapore. If other international shoppers want to purchase, can they do via online shopping or such?
 
All international orders are a flat $20 to ANYWHERE in the world on our website www.ix-style.com.
 
 
미국과 싱가포르 지역에서 주로 판매하고 있던데, 다른 곳에 거주하시는 쇼퍼들은 온라인 쇼핑이 가능한가요?
 
저희 웹사이트 www.ix-style.com 에서 국제배송 가격 $20로 가능하십니다.

 
 
lastly, message to readers @pinklemonincrystal?
 
I would love to ask all the readers @pinklemonincrystal to join us one day on a water mission in Guatemala and spend time with the beautiful children of Guatemala and realize why helping each other is so important.
 
 
 
 
읽고 계신 팔로워분들께 한말씀 부탁드릴게요
 
읽고 계신 모든 분들께 언젠가 저희와 함께 과테말라에서 물 전도활동을 함께 하여 아름다운 아이들과 시간을 보내고 왜 서로 도와주는 것이 중요한지를 깨닫게 되길 바랍니다.
 
 
 
 
special thanks to & all photos credit to: www.ix-style.com

16 comments:

bbb said...

love it! its sooo ethinicish!

Christina Chan said...

Cute basket weave design xxx

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ANDYSTYLE said...

the purple one is so cute :)

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FASHIONCONTAINER said...

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Mira said...

The shoes are soo adorable. Love that try to stop poverty.

xx glamdevils

Isabela Gaitan said...

Great design !

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Le monde,mon amour. said...

Love this shoes!! ^^

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Nicole Aguinaldo said...

Love those sandals!! :)

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minnja said...

Amazing shoes, would love to wear them!

Great blog. Would you like to follow each ohter? - it would be fantastic;)

Love
Minnja

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Kendra Alexandra said...

Very cute, love the colours
Love this post too :)

Kendra
xx

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Sasha said...

so cool and ethnic
xx
Sasha

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Sasha said...

so cool and ethnic
xx
Sasha

http://obsedeepalamode.blogspot.co.uk

Sasha said...

so cool and ethnic
xx
Sasha

http://obsedeepalamode.blogspot.co.uk

SLB * said...

great post ! :)


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