This Central American country has made significant progress in achieving macroeconomic and democratic stability after its 36-year civil war. Additionally, since the signing of the Peace Accords in 1996, the country has improved its access to international markets through several trade agreements.
Nevertheless, Guatemala, the biggest economy in Central America, has one of the highest inequality rates in Latin America, with some of the worst poverty, malnutrition and maternal-child mortality rates in the region, especially in rural and indigenous areas. More than half of the population is below the national poverty line, and 23% of the population lives in extreme poverty, which is defined by the World Bank as less than $1.90 a day.
The base of our fabrics are all made from a zero waste factory out of upcycled pre-consumer denim. This denim is ground back into fibre, spun into new yarns and woven or knitted into new sustainable and conscious-luxury fabrics. The manufacturing process is chemical-free, dye-free, and uses minimal water and energy, saving up to 20,000 liters of water per kilogram of upcycled material. Read more about our zero waste factory here
The woven portion of our product is a traditional garment worn by indigenous women in Central America called, foot loom fabric. Known for its fascinating patterns and vibrant colors, this particular fabric is woven on foot looms powered manually using timeless techniques passed down by generations. The end result is a one-of-a-kind work of art!