The Adelante Journey

Celebrating New Life: The Baptism of Baby Calixto

Celebrating New Life: The Baptism of Baby Calixto by Vanessa Rojano “Yeah, you totally have room to do a three point turn” I said, not totally sure that...

Handmade Shoes Over the Years: Revitalizing a Classic Tradition

Handmade Shoes Over the Years: Revitalizing a Classic Tradition by Michael Pelzer Origins Footwear is one of those things you sort of take for granted. You strap on...

3 Ways New Retail Innovations Are Beating Incumbents... Even Amazon

3 Ways New Retail Innovations Are Beating Incumbents... Even Amazon by Bob Mott Amazon sells 562 million products, and constantly adds to their collection — a collection whose...

No Really, Quality Matters

No Really, Quality Matters by Vanessa Rojano “One day here is like a week working anywhere else, there is just so much that can happen in one day”....

The Goodyear Welt and 4 Reasons Why it Matters

The Goodyear Welt and 4 Reasons Why it Matters by Michael Pelzer If you are a fan of high quality footwear, you might have heard of the Goodyear...

Build Bridges, Not Walls

Build Bridges, Not Walls by Peter Sacco When I was a student at the Fletcher School, Dean James Stavridis told me that the key to international security is...

Semana Santa in Antigua

Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is one of the most celebrated traditions in Antigua, Guatemala. Alfombras (rugs) are made of dyed sawdust, woodchips, pine needles, flowers, and even...

Slow Fashion is the Future

Slow fashion is more economical over time. Investing in fewer, high quality items actually saves us money in the long run because those items last longer. Instead of...

Welcome to Guatemala

Greetings from Guatemala! Antigua, Guatemala, to be more specific. I won’t judge you if you had to Google Antigua, Guatemala, but I will judge you if you aren’t...

What it's Really Like to Move From a Cubicle to an Early-Stage Startup

My very first day running the shop for Adelante, a dog came in and peed on a pile of boxes. I stood there thinking, what did I get...