Our artisans use 100% hand-spun cotton yarn and natural dye to create all of our products. Explore the process below.
All of our woven products are made with a traditional backstrap loom, a process which has been practiced and perfected over centuries. Mayan weavers in Guatemala also use this method to weave fabric for their clothing and other needed household textiles.
STEP 1: SOFTEN COTTON
Use sticks to tap cotton for 20 minutes.
STEP 2: SPIN INTO YARN
Skillfully spin yarn by hand using a spindle made of coffee wood and clay.
STEP 3: ROLL INTO SKEENS
It takes 15 hours to spin one skeen.
STEP 4: CREATE NATURAL DYE
Vegetables, coffee beans, and plants are a few of the ingredients used to make the all natural vibrant colored dyes.
STEP 5: NATURALLY DYE YARN
Bring dye to a boil and leave the yarn in the pot of dye for 20 minutes
STEP 6: DRY YARN
Dry yarn in the sun before use in weaving or sewing
STEP 7: WEAVE OR SEW
All of our artisans use naturally dyed yarn to create their products.