It was so great to spend quality time with our partner weavers at Lake Atitlán. It’s not always that we can afford to have some natural-dye experiment fun…. so this was a nice treat ❤️
I’m still going through the dyeing process pictures, so more on that coming soon. For now… I’d love to share the results with you!
Cardigan 1: Dyed with Pericón and Sacatinta
Cardigan 2: Dyed with Pericón and Sacatinta, taken out of bath before Cardigan #1
Cardigan 3: Dyed with Chilca and Sacatinta
There are only 3 of these in the whole wide world, and they are looking for loving homes! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. $150 each, free shipping to US.
Photos by the lovely Kelly from Cardamom Collective.
I’ve been wanting to make a larger bag for a while, mainly because I didn’t have a good one to take on short adventures. That’s how many of our products have been developed, did you know? I got a scooter and needed a good backpack, so tada! The Quetzal Backpack. I bought a new laptop and needed a good sleeve, so tada! The Laptop Sleeve. And now, our newest baby: the Duffel Bag.
The Duffel Bag is made with naturally-dyed and handwoven sturdy footloom textile with two shades of indigo in stripes. The genuine leather adds even more durability, so you can really take it with you on all your adventures. It comes with two outer and two inner pockets. Made from start to finish by hand in Guatemala.
Some of my travel essentials this summer including our Duffel Bag, Laptop Sleeve, and Quetzal Shoes.
We’re ready to start making our first batch! We also have a sale event coming up for newsletter subscribers only… Let me know if you want in at email@example.com, and I’ll add you to the list 😉
My Duffel Bag ❤️ Traveling the world together.
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!
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.
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!)
It’s getting warmer and more colorful these days. We’ve got the perfect bundle to help you start your days with cheer 😊
$45 includes a bag of De La Gente coffee (straight from Guatemalan farmers!), two coasters, and one tea towel, all hand-embroidered with naturally-dyed thread.
Straight to you from Guatemala 🇬🇹, including shipping to the US
This is a Spring season special, so order your bundle now! Just let us know at email@example.com