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How to Avoid Cultural Appropriation When Shopping

How to Avoid Cultural Appropriation When Shopping

| Ashley Rivera Mercado
Like many others, you may have stumbled across Cadena Collective's page and asked yourself: "how do I wear any of these products if I don't identify as Mexican or Latine?" As a Puerto Rican who also wondered if I could purchase an item from Cadena's marketplace, I realized there are ways to pay h...
This Veterans Day...

This Veterans Day...

| Mabel Aguirre
I read somewhere that women are the most visible servicemembers and the most invisible veterans. I joined the military in 2008 and closed that chapter ten years later. And I have to be honest with you; it wasn't an easy transition. In the military, we constantly get reminded we are the 1% who cho...
You're Worth It ✨

You're Worth It ✨

| Alejandra Aguirre
We know what you might be thinking… "I can’t afford that beautiful item right now." And that’s okay. I remember when I bought my first hand embroidered textile tablecloth in Mexico and how much of a splurge it was. I had just quit my job and spending my savings on a tablecloth for a table I did ...
How Does Latin America View Death?

How Does Latin America View Death?

| Ashley Rivera Mercado
For many Latines, death is just as much a part of life as living is. For us, death exists to remind us to celebrate every moment we have alive - to be thankful for the days we’re given and fill them with as much joy and meaning as possible. 
Meet EGR: Where Artisanal Meets Urban

Meet EGR: Where Artisanal Meets Urban

| Alejandra Aguirre
Working with EGR is a new adventure for us at Cadena and we have taken this step to further reimagine what Mexican fashion looks like. The days of painting Mexican fashion as cheap, exploitative and low quality are over. We are excited to welcome a talented designer, especially one that merges th...
Being Latina is Not a Trend

Being Latina is Not a Trend

| Ashley Rivera Mercado
Latinas are known for a variety of things - from harmful stereotypes about being “spicy” or “toxica” to friendlier and newer interpretations of our attitudes as empowering and independent. However, with the rise of Latinas in media, politics, and more, it’s time to tackle the worst part of it all...
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