Featured on The Maker Journal!

Take a look at this beautiful website full of narratives about artisan traditions and slow fashion practices around the world.  I love this online community feel of people who believe in the value of handmade beauties.

Our upcoming Textile Travels was featured!  Take a look at the whole piece here.

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I’ve found myself in a little pickle as the founder of Kakaw Designs, a small artisanmade brand based in Guatemala, and now also a master’s student in Sustainable Development in Europe.  It seems to me that conscious consumers are more and more focused on the environmental side of fashion, pushing for locally-made products and a general reduction in consumption.  While I am a big supporter of these movements and personally believe that More is not always Better, these trends lead me to wonder about the social and economic side effects for the small-scale producers that I’ve worked with for years now in Guatemala.

We are so excited for all the possibilities to come this summer.  Time to explore new creative ideas, together with our artisan partners.  Want to know more?  As always, just email me at: mari@kakawdesigns.com.

XOXO,

Mari

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Our last Flash Sale was announced via newsletter first, and the response was so overwhelming!  We sold out of some items before we even got a chance to announce the sale in other places.

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We’re featured twice this week!

Check it out, we’re so excited that our products have been featured two times in just one week by ethical blogs, both in the UK.  Kakaw is going global!  Take a look at what they’re saying:

#1: Quetzal Wrap on Curiously Conscious:
Large enough to cover my shoulders and head should I want it, and thin enough to wrap traditionally as a scarf, I’ve been throwing this on with my long-sleeve tops to wear in and out of the house. It was especially great when combatting a sore throat I had this month, keeping my neck warm and comfy all day long!

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Big thanks to Besma from Curiously Conscious for taking the time to take these awesome photos and write about our Quetzal Wrap.  The scarf is available in two naturally-dyed colors.  Make sure to see the rest of the product review!

#2:Quetzal Tote on Moral Fibres:

The bag is from Kakaw Designs, and is handmade by traditional Guatemalan artisans using locally sourced materials, both custom made and repurposed.  It’s roomy, practical and gorgeous (but not trend driven), and is pretty much the perfect size for carting round my work paraphernalia.  It’s sturdily made, and something that’s going to be part of my wardrobe for a long long time to come.

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Wendy from Moral Fibres is going back to work after maternity leave, and wanted to highlight her favorite picks for this Fall.  She looks great with our Quetzal Tote, and it sounds like she will get good use out of it so that’s great 🙂  Find out her top Autumn picks here.

It’s always exciting to see our products on other places and hear what people are saying – so grateful for all the support from the ethically-minded community out there 🙌 Helping each other make a difference by living mindfully, and that includes our choices in fashion.  We choose slowing down fashion and supporting ethical practices.

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The FUN photoshoot :)

Sometimes the best photos are the blurry ones with silly faces.  We don’t get to share those much on our website  (I guess we should keep things clean and professional…🙄) so from a couple of recent little photoshoots with friends, here’s a selection of The Best Fun Shots:

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Work it, Libby!

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Silly!

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La Santa Libby

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“I LOVE YOU, MAMA EMILY!” -Berry

Thanks ladies for the fun photos!

And hey, if you’re in the mood for some seriously excellent photos, take a look at our new Lookbook!

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FALL IS HERE!

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Yesterday was Fall Equinox, which means that it’s officially now Fall!  Wooohoooo!  We love the change of season, the falling leaves, bundling up…

So we’re celebrating!  Use code FALLISHERE for 25% off all Scarves and Accessories until Sunday, September 25th.  Hurry, supplies are limited.

And hey, want to learn about the embroidery artisans behind the beautiful Corte Wrap (now only$67.50 with code)?  Take a look at this post by Mari published on The Curious Button.

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