Natural Dye Story: Palo de la Vida

Did you know that “Palo de la Vida” literally translates to mean “The Tree of Life”?  It’s soooo poetic and we love it.

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Our partner weavers at the cooperative Corazón del Lago use the bark from this Tree of Life to get the rich chocolate color found in our Hummingbird Collection.  The textiles are naturally-dyed with ikat designs and handwoven on a backstrap loom.  It’s an amazing process, and because no words can really describe the magic, make sure to watch our video.

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The chocolaty brown reminds us so much of Fall… and goes great with the genuine leather we use for our boots and clutches.

And hey, we have some good news: Our Hummingbird Wraps in Palo de la Vida are on sale for $70 right now ☺️ We only have a few at this price, so take advantage for this beautiful scarf season.  Remember, your purchase goes to support these weavers at Lake Atitlán.

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Photo credit: Birds of a Thread

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Cochinilla: learn about this amazing not-so-vegan natural dye.

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Indigo: our go-to absolute favorite color.  Do you know where else you can find this plant dye?

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