Skulls and Roses
Yes, you can get some incredibly hip bags from Prison Art. With Frida Kahlo peering out from a floral design or a skull surrounded by roses, the patterns you’ll find in the shop are edgy, romantic, and eye-catching. The fabrication is also unique: artists create tattoos on leather that is then made into bags, purses, wallets, and more. You’ll find men’s and women’s clothes as well, including vivid logo tees.
Just as important, these are purchases you can feel good about. Founded in Mexico in 2013 by Jorge Cueto, the brand’s sales support the families of prisoners. Those left behind receive financial support for education, livelihood, and health. The company now sells worldwide, though the five brick and mortar locations are scattered around Mexico. Don’t miss your opportunity to visit and see the goods in person.