The materials we work are known to you all. The leather, the gold plated hardware, and the smart barrier finish textiles; the repellent ones. But what exactly does "repellent" mean?
Fabrics with a smart barrier finish, also known as “repellent fabrics”, are those that thanks to such a finish are able to repel liquids. It means that even if you spill some wine on your TABIBITO bag, it will not suffer any damage. However, this does not mean they’re waterproof. It’s not the same.
Waterproof textiles have an acrylic or polyurethane based layer that prevents the liquid from passing through the fabric. This layer hardens the fabric and changes the texture of the side to which it has been applied; you can touch it and know it’s a waterproof fabric.
A repellent fabric, however, has a protective shield (the finish) that makes liquids be compacted into drops that are easy to shake off. The fabric’s texture won’t be affected. You won’t be able to tell that they have such a finish just by touching or looking at them, which makes them pretty awesome in our eyes.
Beauty’s always varied depending cultural and social backgrounds and values but today, no one seems to be good enough for anyone. That, added to the oversensitivity that makes people shamers, all the exposure the internet gives, can become both a blessing and a curse.
Now, you’d think think fitness instructors would be off the hook, but that’s not the case. Cassey Ho, the fitness instructor of Blogilates has been shamed for her body since she started sharing her Pilates lessons on YouTube years ago. She's posted about it on her blog but, this time, she opted for a video
"In this video, you will experience what it feels like to be constantly bombarded with outrageous negativity. You will see what it looks like to have your self esteem stripped away. You will read real comments left by real people. You will see me struggle with my own appearance."
Beauty has never been a static concept. Not for nothing is it said that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder'. However, historically, every country depending their own values and cultural backgrounds, has had standards of their own. Those have evolved with the passing of time and BuzzFeed, in a 3 minute video, covered some of the most famous ones in history.
Designed for the everyday life of a stylish career woman who wishes to stand out from the crowd of black and browns, The Big Bag is one of our favorites in this collection. It’s got leather, 24k gold plated hardware and smart barrier finish textiles, not to mention colors that will melt your eyes.
This one's fabric, specifically, is inspired by the natural areas that remain in Bogotá. The vibrant colors full of the life that would usually populate our natural habitat when still untouched by the geometrics of human life.
Having recently graduated from high school, she went for a summer to Minnesota to volunteer at a camp for children with development and mental disabilities. Today, she is a psychologist, graduated from Universidad Pontificia Javeriana in Bogotá, with a Master in Functional Analysis in Clinical and Health Contexts from the Universidad de Almería in Spain, seeking to help patients with hematology-oncology diseases.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I graduated high school from the Santa Francisca Romana School in Bogota, and that is very important for me to say because they always educated us with the purpose of serving. And that’s been a part of me ever since. It’s why I went for 8 weeks to camp: I’ve always enjoyed helping.
After graduating I studied psychology. The last two years were the ones I’d been looking forward to the most, because, back then, at the Javeriana we had internships for 2 years. And my internships were always clinical. One was in a school, another in a geriatric center and the last year at the Oncology Center in my university.
That was my first contact with cancer: the pediatrics board.
Must’ve been emotionally tough.
Yes, and no. There are people that can’t stand it. People who know the child is going to die and just can’t take it. I care about it, a lot, but I don’t crumble because of it and that’s part of the reason why I got accepted into the program.
Flowers and natural patterns like the green areas that remain, with a touch of geometry where human structured lifestyle collides, within the small, cluttered space we deem to call our home.
Bogotá is Colombia´s capital. One of the biggest cities in South America and probably among the ones with the most traffic jams, its inhabitants would agree. Nonetheless, as the biggest city in Colombia, most people reach it at some point, making it diverse and multicultural. It is also why it’s where the most renowned Colombian universities, museums, galleries, bars, stores and restaurants are. A magic, slightly chaotic, place where modern and colonial architecture meet to give us a taste of where we come from and where we're headed to.
The Backroom opened in 2014 to quickly become one of the most relevant fashion stores in Bogotá. This is one of the very few multibrand stores in Colombia devoted to selling some of the best local design brands. Because of that, we are proud to announce that you will now be able to find your favorite TABIBITO bags at The Backroom, located at the Carrera 13 No. 79 - 20
You can Visit us there, or if you'd like one of our designers to personally be there for you, you can get in touch with us to set an appointment.
At TABIBITO we love telling stories. We love knowing how our fans live and what they do, what they like and hate. What dreams they have and what passions we might share. That's why we're currently searching for stories. The first one will be released next week, and it's about one of our very first customers. One of the first that believed in us and a very special person in our hearts not only because of that, but because she's also a highschool friend of one of our members.
If you're interested in telling your story, please let us know through our contact section and we will get in touch with you so we can meet up, have a cup of coffe and talk, talk and talk some more.