Catrinka was founded by Megan Reilly Cayten in Brooklyn in 2013, after more than a decade of working in international development, and finding extraordinary woman-made textiles on five continents. Her designs marry indigenous textiles from Mexico and India with locally sourced fine leather and materials. She works directly with women artisans to create their textiles and to handcraft their bags. Catrinka celebrates women's work, believing that investing in women and girls is what will change the world. Catrinka designs and makes durable, handcrafted products with a soul, and a story, by empowering other women and girls. The company is named after Megan’s daughter, in hopes their mission speaks to anyone who knows a girl or woman who wants to make her dreams come true.