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!). 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. I’m a little worried for winter, I’m sure it will be the coldest in my life yet. I will definitely be carrying around my handwoven + naturally-dyed scarves with me, all the time 🙂
Are you feeling chilly, too? Take 20% off all scarves with code SCARFSEASON until Sunday, October 22nd. Order two and we’ll include a handmade Luggage Tag as a gift 😉
Some of my favorites this season:
Rebozo del Lago, a wide and cozy shawl dyed with plants. Handwoven + intricate ikat designs. (Retail $200)
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.
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. Jess and I have known each other since we were in middle school… oh, how we have changed since those awkward teen years. 😆 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.
**Doesn’t she make our scarves look gorgeous? You know you want to —-> Shop Scarves**
Thanks, Jess! You’re the best!
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.
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!
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!)