I love the Poschti,

because I love to shop.
Maybe you don't know what a poschti is. I didn't know it either when I started a job as a seamstress at KoKoTé. But maybe you found out that it has something to do with shopping. For me, who lived all my life in a city called Cali in southwestern Colombia and only spoke Spanish until I came to Uri with my husband in 2020, it's a bit more difficult. There is a teeny difference between "I ga poschte!" and "Me voy de compras!" ....

Anyway, Poschti has become my KoKoTé favourite and I even make it myself now. I came to the KoKoTé workshop as a political refugee and am now doing vocational training EBA here. I am really surprised how interesting my work is and how a simple piece of fabric or leather with the sewing machine and the skill of my hands mutates into a beautiful, fun, elegant accessory that accompanies our customers in their everyday life.... And between you and me, I love "ga ga poschte", especially now that my German - or shall we say Swiss German - is slowly improving, thanks to my training at the Association Equilibre school with Christine and Jeannine.... my strict and lovely teachers!

Well, shopping can also be an exhausting sport. Sport is not usually my passion, but I like to push all my furniture aside in the living room and dance Salsa. That's the rhythm I learned from my father... we practised it every time there was a party at home.... and there were many parties despite the devastating political circumstances. Salsa really gets my heart pumping and sparks a whirlwind of memories in my head. Colombia... where a very different wind blows than here in Uri! You can't imagine how much I appreciate waking up, opening my window and seeing the high mountains of Uri and the changing colours of the seasons before my curious eyes.... and then the sound of the Reuss River lulling me to sleep at night. Finally I breathe fresh air and feel peace in my heart. I have only one goal, to learn much more about how to do my work with excellence and passion and to push the craftsmanship to its limits!

Unfortunately, we don't have enough space in the shop to do a round of salsa... how I would have loved to let you feel the rhythm of the very special Colombian salsa, which is of course much more exciting than the New York or Caribbean salsa. But anyway, I'm just as happy to show you how we at KoKoTé make excellent handmade everyday bags from ecological materials and beautiful, natural, traceable leather!

Just ask for me... I am Beatriz!


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