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!)
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.
Did you know that we can make some alterations to make sure that our boots will fit you?
Like this pair made with a widened calf, a special order. We had the customer measure her calf to ensure a good fit. And we did it! She’s super pleased with her “forever boots” as she calls them 🙌
Got special feet? Just let us know! Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can figure out if there’s something we can do for you. Take advantage this December! Order your boots at kakawdesigns.com.