ORIGIN: PANAJACHEL, SOLOLÁ
ETHNICITY: MAYA KAQCHIQUEL
A Pana native himself, Carlos and his wife Silvia from San Lucas Toliman opened a local storefront together 15 years ago. Carlos and his team craft world-class luxury leather goods in their Panajachel workshop. Each artisan on his team has a specialty and they work together to construct their top-notch leather products that have been sold around the world. Carlos says that although he knows he could grow his business by relocating, he plans to stay in Pana as it holds a special place in his heart. He enjoys being in nature and his favorite pastime is relaxing with his wife in their garden.