We love custom collaborations ๐Ÿ’—

Did you know?ย  We LOOOOVE to work on custom orders!

We’ve made custom scarves, pouches, pendants, napkins, belts, and more as custom orders.ย  It’s a fun process to be involved in making beautiful designs become reality.ย And it’s also great fun to see different customer preferences; we’ve learned a lot from each experience.ย  We all have our favorite colors and styles, so this is a great way for our partner artisans to branch out and try new things.ย  We can help through the process.


Our custom orders start from 6 / 12 units, depending on the item.ย  Let us know if you have something in mind – we’d love to work with you.ย  ๐Ÿ’—

Email me at mari@kakawdesigns.com with your ideas!






Our holiday discount codes are up!ย  Please feel free to use them for the entire store at kakawdesigns.com ๐ŸŒฟ

Valid until December 13th, and we appreciate early orders, since everything is handmade ๐Ÿ’™

  • Use code HOLIDAY15 for 15% off orders over $50
  • Use code HOLIDAY25 for 25% off orders over $100

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Our favorite this season?ย  We’d have to say….


Our naturally-dyed and handwoven Duffel Bag, as featured by Sustainably Chic in her holiday gift guide.ย  We’re just about to bring back the Duffel in Indigo as well ๐Ÿ’™

<<See the colors online.>>

We hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of the holiday season!ย  โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ




Textile Sisterhood Giveaway is LIVE!

Textile Sisterhood Giveaway

I love the color pink because it is so joyful and simply put, it brightens up my day.ย  I loving having bright pink accents around my house and as part of my outfits… because just seeing this color makes me happy.ย  In this chilly weather especially, it’s a warmth that I appreciate greatly.

What do YOU like about pink?

We’ve teamed up with 8 other ethical women makers and founders to bring you a pink bundle of joy giveaway, and we want to know what YOU think about this color. Tell us on IG and enterย  to win 9 separate prizes – that’s a lot of beautyย ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ

Join in on the fun via Instagram @kakawdesigns!

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For this giveaway, we’ve partnered with (left to right):

Cardamom Collectiveย 


Kakaw Designs (that’s us!)



Kari by Kriti

Global Elective

Liya Mira

Cielo Collective


Good luck!!





SCARFSEASON celebrate with 20% off!

It’s getting chilly these days… are you feeling the beautiful autumn breeze, too?

This is one of my favorite seasons, one that I’ve missed in Guatemala since it’s always spring there (really, that’s not a complaint – I love spring, too!).ย  This year, I’m in Austria working on my master’s in Sustainable Development, and I’m so glad I brought along a few scarves.ย  I’m a little worried for winter, I’m sure it will be the coldest in my life yet.ย  I will definitely be carrying around my handwoven + naturally-dyed scarves with me, all the time ๐Ÿ™‚


Are you feeling chilly, too? Take 20% off all scarves with code SCARFSEASON until Sunday, October 22nd.ย  Order two and we’ll include a handmade Luggage Tag as a giftย ๐Ÿ˜‰

Some of my favorites this season:


Rebozo del Lago, a wide and cozy shawl dyed with plants.ย  Handwoven + intricate ikat designs. (Retail $200)

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Naturally-dyed footloom scarves in Indigo and Plum. (Retail $75)

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I hope you’re enjoying the beautiful change of seasons, the trees changing colors, losing leaves, the fresh breeze but still some warm sunshine peeking through, too.



New! The Duffel is back in a new color for fall ๐Ÿ‚

The first batch of our Duffel was in Indigo, and the bags went so quickly – now it’s back in these fall hues we’re calling Chocolate.ย  It’s time we have some colors named after our cacao roots, don’t you think?

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We’re so excited to share these fall colors with you ๐Ÿ‚ย ๐Ÿ‚ย ๐Ÿ‚ย  We love our plant-dyed and handwoven Duffel!ย  See what others are saying by reading customer reviews online.

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Photo credit: Leander Khil


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What good friends are for…

After a lovely brunch the other day with this beauty Jessie, she let me take a few quick snaps featuring some of our handwoven scarves, naturally-dyed always. ย Jess and I have known each other since we were in middle school… oh, how we have changed since those awkward teen years. ๐Ÿ˜† She was always a beautiful ballerina, but has really blossomed into this confident woman, and a professional model, too.

Take a look at some of the shots, just taken on my iPhone.


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Thanks, Jess! ย You’re the best!