LatinosVilla

Boho Hobo Style

Jasper, Alabama On Etsy since 2017

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LatinosVilla

Boho Hobo Style

Jasper, Alabama | 365 Sales

Announcement    COVID-19 has affected supply and cost. I promise to discount as much as possible and change as all is worked out and we are safe and free of this sad disruption. Free Domestic Shipping from Jasper, Alabama to the USA Only. We do ship worldwide. See the fees for your country.

I have a great sentimental memory of the aprons always worn by my Mother and Grandmother. While living in and out of Mexico for over 22 years I enjoyed meeting, assisting, sponsoring seamstresses in the making of aprons. These are great people whom I hold in high esteem.

Further, my adventures in Europe took me to Portugal and most countries in the Mediterranean Basin to include North Africa. I very much enjoy making jewelry from cork and findings imported directly from Portugal. Additionally, sometimes with the assistance of younger eyes, I do some beading with Magic String and clasp. I use lave stone and wood from both Nepal and Tibet for most pieces.

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Last updated on Apr 2, 2017

COVID-19 has affected supply and cost. I promise to discount as much as possible and change as all is worked out and we are safe and free of this sad disruption. Free Domestic Shipping from Jasper, Alabama to the USA Only. We do ship worldwide. See the fees for your country.

I have a great sentimental memory of the aprons always worn by my Mother and Grandmother. While living in and out of Mexico for over 22 years I enjoyed meeting, assisting, sponsoring seamstresses in the making of aprons. These are great people whom I hold in high esteem.

Further, my adventures in Europe took me to Portugal and most countries in the Mediterranean Basin to include North Africa. I very much enjoy making jewelry from cork and findings imported directly from Portugal. Additionally, sometimes with the assistance of younger eyes, I do some beading with Magic String and clasp. I use lave stone and wood from both Nepal and Tibet for most pieces.

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David Allen Akins

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About LatinosVilla

Sales 365
On Etsy since 2017

Aprons, Unique Cork Jewelry, and Cigar Box Guitars!

My hobbies are varied, but I have decided to start from the beginning. Aprons and Cork Jewelry.

I started designing garden aprons, hats, and gloves with the help of some good people at the NYC Garment District using upholstery fabric I salvaged from furniture companies. I later moved to Mexico and lived there on and off for 22 years. I assisted with purchasing startup material for aprons and other products with the great assistance of my long-time friend Brenda Ru, her Mother, and Grandmother.

I find making jewelry from cork relaxing. I import directly from Portugal and hand make each item in my small cottage in rural Alabama where I have retired.

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Shop members

  • David Allen Akins

    Owner, Maker

    I am retired from the US Army and lived on and off in Mexico for more than 20 years. I have a deep respect for the seamstress to whom I've provided patterns, lace, and effigies.

Production partners

  • Quality Assurance and Material Purchases for Seamstresses

    Tonalá, Mexico

    Brenda has more than 18 years of experience in selection, sales, and inspecting handcrafts for quality assurance. She is a Senior at the University in Guadalajara majoring in International Business. She is the Granddaughter of the main seamstress.

  • Cork and Finding Supplier

    Portugal

    One of my sources for cork and findings.

  • Quality Assurance and Producer

    Nepal

    Quality Assurance and Producer of beads and components.

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Last updated on Jul 16, 2019
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We carefully indicate the size of most products by scale in the image. On aprons, we have a size diagram image. Please look carefully to avoid mistakes in orders.

Restocking Fee

There is a 20% restocking fee on returns regardless of the reason.