Created in 2013 by Elise Durbecq and Gillian Tozer, TRUSS collaborates with small business owners and local artisans in Oaxaca to create custom accessories, including tote bags, clutches, and folios.
TRUSS prides itself on being a conscientious support system within the Oaxacan weaving community—something the founders have worked hard to build and maintain over the past three years. TRUSS values the preservation and growth of Oaxaca’s artisanal trade, and believes this endemic skill set has a place in the global luxury market. Supporting the continuity of the artisanal trade is imperative in keeping their communities afloat
In addition to this, TRUSS supports the women’s foundation Fondo Guadalupe Musalem and their work to educate and empower young Oaxacan women. FGM’s goal is to ensure education for indigenous girls with underprivileged backgrounds, who have demonstrated a high commitment to their education.
TRUSS is proud to partner with top-tier retailers from over 12 countries including Net-A-Porter, Barneys New York, Opening Ceremony in New York, Harvey Nichols, Liberty, and Selfridges in London, Lane Crawford in Hong Kong and China, and Colette in France among many others.