We are like a small family and do our best to combine being a hardworking team and enjoy quality time together.
Pura Utz is the result of strong friendship, shared dreams and desire to make a difference through a wholesome business.
Bernabela is Co-Founder and Head of Operations in Guatemala
Elisa is the brilliant and highly structured coordinator of everything in Pura Utz.
Anna Waller Andres is Co-Founder and Creative Director.
Meet Anna in
this personal essay*
Julía is our patient sunshine. She assists all the women in the process of the production of new designs. She is the keeper of our special little notebook with all the secret recipes of our designs.
Is the master of bag straps. She works on them everywhere because she studies teaching and school administration on the side.
Sara also organised a micro-loan group with her friends in her village to help each other pursue dreams that require financial support. She is brilliant.
Rebecca is a mega skilled PR and digital advertising woman who keeps it mega cool and works and plays equally :)
She also takes care of our brand both emotionally and operationally, always setting the bar high for our entire team and community.
Oh, where to start with Chonita... She got the large Christmas bonus this year and is just performing amazingly in every product she makes - she never loses an eye for detail and can create anything and everything - always with a smile on her lips.
Mette is an amazingly creative person, she has been with us part time for years now - her side hustle (haha) is studying a Masters in Design Management.
Lety is our newest team member - what a joy to have her on board!!! She works with everything in production, from weaving to making charms.
Is such a hard worker. She is the master of our new flowers alongside her sister Chonita. She joined our team a few years ago and is such a confident designer wjho turns lots of design ideas into samples. Rebekha can masters all our designs.
Is a young multi-talent who does it all. She works with high speed and is doing everything super fast - aaand she is Bernabela’s niece.
When she is not working she goes to school.
Mad talent in weaving pieces for our bags. She does everything from producing to sampling.
Bonus info: Rosa is Bernabela’s daughter-in-law.
Is amaaazing in weaving. She can weave an entire piece for a flower bag in one day, almost remembers the pattern without the technical drawing. Insanely impressing.
She is the sister of Julía and Sara <3
The most hardworking and gentle (and only) guy in our team.
Brayan works on our entire range of jewelry and is the most talented for creating embroidery that we include in our bags and caps.
She is on top of sustainability research in fashion and works tirelessly to make the fashion industry a better place to be. She writes our 'In the hot DM pieces'