• Meet Mary Castillo, a Young Belizean Entrepreneur

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    Barefoot Rentals and Services is proud to introduce you to a shining Belizean star who is making a name for herself and Belize in the fashion world.

    Mary Castillo is the founder and creative director of Mer’s Designs, a company that creates fun, colorful tops with true Caribbean style. Mary started the company in 2017 with just one sweatshirt that featured the map of Belize. Now, her clothing includes tops, tanks, tees and more. Her tees feature bright tropical colors, kente cloth patterns and other callbacks to Mary’s Belizean heritage.

    Mary was born and raised in Hopkins, a quaint Garifuna community in Southern Belize. This background is evident in Mary’s designs, which feature the bright colors of traditional Garifuna clothing along with the sunny blues and whites that symbolize Belize. Mer’s Designs are light and airy clothes that are perfect to wear on the Belizean beaches.

    After graduating from high school, Mary attended university in the U.S., where she obtained a bachelor of fine arts undergraduate degree and a master’s in public policy administration. Mary never forgot the bright colors and sunny side of life in Belize. Now, she’s delighted to share that joy with the world. Mary’s tees are available in sizes and styles that will fit the whole family.

    Most of Mary’s family still lives in Hopkins Village and Dangriga. You can spot people in those destinations proudly wearing Mary’s tees. We hope you’ll support the work of this budding fashion mogul by purchasing some for yourself.

    Where You Can Find Mer’s Designs

    • In Belize: You can purchase Mer’s Designs clothing at the Butterfly Spa in Hopkins Village.
    • You can also contact Delphine Augustine in Seine Bight, Belize, to have orders shipped anywhere in Belize. Call 501–601–0937.
    • U.S. Orders: Visit the website at www.mersdesigns.com.

    Barefoot Rentals and Services is proud to highlight the work of this creative young designer who’s making a difference in Belize. We hope to see a lot more people wearing Mary’s fun, cheerful designs while they’re strolling around our beautiful beaches and villages in Belize.

    If you’re interested in learning more about Belize, contact Barefoot Rentals and Services and let us arrange your perfect Belize vacation. We can take care of everything from hotel reservations and transportation services to adventure excursions. Let us know how we can pack everything you want into your Belize getaway.

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