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.

 

Natural Dye

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.