New Textile Option for Boots!

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!

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Design your boot: Original Curved or Original Straight?

Facebook Live Video

Did you see our Facebook Live video?  I had so much fun together with Jess, Molly, and Britini.  We’re all designers here in Antigua working with artisans, through all the challenges and the rewards.  We had a great hour sharing our stories over some wine 🍷

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If you missed it, don’t worry!  It’s archived forever on the Perhaps You Need a Little Guatemala page.  Make sure to take a look!

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We had a blast, thank you Utz for hosting us!

 

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It felt pretty strange to be talking into a screen!  But fun to see instant likes and comments.

Photos courtesy of Utz.  Special thanks to Gronn for making us custom glasses for our wine.  It was so thoughtful!

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We even turned into a GIF!   How?  I have no idea.

We’re looking forward to the next one!  Do you have a topic you’d like to hear more about?  Let us know!

XOXO,

Mari

Facebook Live Discussion: Working with Artisans in Guatemala

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We’re so excited to be hosting a discussion on the challenges and rewards involved in the work we do here as social entrepreneurs in Guatemala.  Join us for an interactive live video discussion on Perhaps you need a little Guatemala tomorrow, Tuesday, January 17th at 5pm PST!

Together with the lovely boss ladies behind Stela 9, Luna Zorro, and Uxibal we will be answering questions and having a fun discussion sharing stories.  Hope to see you then!

Join the event on Facebook.

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All Kickstarter Rewards are out!

We’re pretty excited to announce that all of the rewards have been sent – even for January and February.  We gave ourselves plenty of time to fulfill the orders because well, we know from experience that some things can take a long time when it comes to The Handmade.

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Hand-embroidered Coasters.  Photo: Cardamom Collective

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Embroidery artisans at work using naturally-dyed thread

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Picnic Blanket details.  Photo: Leander Khil

But yay!  We’re also almost done putting these items online, and will also be moving forward with new product development.  Stay tuned!