Join us for a fun 3-day online marketplace event with a dozen other ethically-minded brands around the world. We’ve each prepared a personal video and there’s a discount code in there too 😉
If you think it’s fun/funny to see Mari get awkward with her video message, this is your chance 😆 Join the event by clicking here.
Hope to see you there!
Did you know that we loooove to see where our handmade creations have gone? It’s so much fun to share how everyone wears each item, and on what kinds of adventures the pieces get to go on. I also have a great time sharing these pictures with our partner artisans – they get a kick out of it, too!
This month we’re hosting a photo contest via Instagram ❤️
Enter by June 30th for your chance to win a handwoven, naturally-dyed ikat scarf. Prize will go to my favorite image, as simple as that 😉
This photo is from last year’s winner, Holley!
Hey, friends in the Bay! I hope to see you at these events coming up in July – I can’t wait to show you what we’ve been creating with our artisan partners in Guatemala.
We’ve got a fun-filled ethical bundle for you, straight from Guatemala!
We’ve teamed up with Toj to bring you this ethical bundle just in time for summer sunshine. Get a hand-embroidered Kakaw Designs Picnic Blanket and a pair of Toj sandals of your choice for $140, including shipping to the US! That’s almost $50 off, which we are able to do by combining orders together and shipping to you directly from Guatemala.
I loved having these sandals with me in Mexico, with their interchangeable laces. I’ve tried quite a few different ways to wear them, but I know there are so many more – it’s fun to play around with!
Our Picnic Blanket is also great for the beach 🌴
I love the handwoven straps, so many colors to choose from! I’m a sucker for this lovely green.
Interested? Just Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll arrange orders through PayPal. Offer valid until May 21st, and we’ll be shipping the last week of May, just in time for summer.
Take a look, everyone! I’m excited to be taking Kakaw Designs to the Bay Area and even to Europe (for the first time!) 🙌
Here’s the happening for June, and there’s more coming for July… Will let you know ASAP!
Saturday, June 3rd: Pop-up at Wallflower in San Francisco. We had a great time last year so we’re doing another mimosa-drinking fun day in The Mission!
Sunday, June 4th: Story-telling and Trunk Show at The Moon in Oakland. Come join us for tea and chocolates (reserve your spot through the link), and see one-of-a-kind treasures in the beautiful plant-based dye studio!
June 9th – 11th: Fesch Market in Vienna, Austria. Our first time in Europe! Who’s around to say “hallo”?
I hope to see you this summer!
Photo: Leander Khil
A couple of weeks ago, we made an announcement to our dear newsletter subscribers that we had select already-made pairs of boots at 50% off. It was Spring Cleaning time!
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I was surprised to see how fast the boots went – it looked like our kind subscribers had been waiting for just such a sale. We cleared up some room and our friends got some beautiful boots 🙌 Win-win!
Some of the very first ones to go were ones with bright, detailed designs, often of flowers. The textiles in Guatemala are just so beautiful! So here is a new design, only 2 pairs available to make with this beautiful huipil from the village of San Antonio Aguas Calientes. But don’t worry, with the little leftover parts we will be making some gorgeous silver textile necklaces. We won’t let this piece go to waste!
Design your boot: Original Curved or Original Straight?
Starting to look for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Well, we have some ethical, handmade favorites to share with you 😘 Support our partner women artisans, many of whom are mothers themselves 🙌
Quetzal Wrap: naturally-dyed and handwoven. Support women weavers! Normally $110
Remember, take $20 off with code MAMALOVE until May 14, 2017. (Valid for orders over $100 – and free shipping too!)