About Ethical Fashion Guatemala

About Ethical Fashion Guatemala Workshops are offered by Authentic Guatemala Travel, which supports Artisans on the southern shoreline of Lake Atitlan.
These include the Indigenous villages of San Juan La Laguna and San Pedro La Laguna. Ninety-five percent of the residents of these two villages is Tz’utujil Maya, one of the 21 Mayan ethnic groups who populate Guatemala.
The Tz’utujil people are known for their continuing adherence to traditional cultural and religious practices.

Guatemalan Workshops & Classes

These villages are known for their agriculture, medicinal herbal gardens, textile and weaving work with natural dyes, and their incredible paintings and murals.

Guatemalan Workshops Art & Culture

About Ethical Fashion Guatemala Workshops & Classes are designed to immerse you in the best of what Lake Atitlan has to offer.
Take an exclusive, one-of-a-kind journey to the Tz’utujil Mayan villages of San Juan La Laguna and San Pedro La Laguna to discover why these colorful towns are a thriving center for lovers of art and culture from around the world.
Spend the day strolling the friendly villages, lined with vibrant colorful murals, visiting artisan’s workshops and art galleries, and meeting local families to learn about their indigenous culture and traditions.
Our tour will immerse you in a total experience of life in these traditional villages, along the shoreline of beautiful Lake Atitlan.

Guatemalan Workshops Chocolate & Painting

Guatemalan Workshops Chocolate & Painting
Chocolate has a rich history in Guatemala.
The Mayans  worship the cacao tree,  calling chocolate the “food of the gods.” Made from the seeds of the cacao tree, chocolate has been used as currency, cherished in drinks for health and vitality, and  used in pastries and desserts. We will enjoy a sweet experience discovering the ancient secrets of chocolate when we visit a local chocolate.
Painting artisans abound in these villages. We will explore the colorful folklore as we visit with friendly locals in the community, who are happy to share  with you their knowledge  and welcome you into their homes and workshops to browse their rich craft traditions, which have continued unchanged for generations.
About Ethical Fashion Guatemala

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About Ethical Fashion Guatemala Workshops & Classes are offered by Ethical Fashion Guatemala, supports Artisan of Lake Atitlan and Arizona

Our Guatemalan Workshops for Weaving are a unique opportunity to learn from a community of dedicated women as well as for them to share their lifelong love and passion of weaving with you.

San Juan La Laguna Lake Atitlan Guatemala

Walking through San Juan La Laguna, located in the Highlands of Guatemala, is like taking a step back in time centuries of tradition and a relaxed lifestyle, framed by beautiful mountains with three looming volcanoes, a stunning lake, and striking green vegetation engulfed in colorful tropical flowers.

At the center of this picture are the Tz’utujil Maya weavers of San Juan La Laguna who are a group of incredible women known throughout the country for their traditional back strap weaving technique and for making their own pure organic cotton thread, employing natural dyes, and the use of banana leaves as the natural mordent to help set the dye.

These women grow their own cotton, harvest it by hand, spin it using ancient techniques, and then use natural dyes and colorants derived from locally found plants, tree, bark, berries, leaves, roots, wood, and insects. Some of the plants that they use for dyeing are coconut shell, pericón, pepper, beets, eucalyptus, purple basil, hibiscus flowers, and achiote, among many others.

Everything from the spin of the yarn and the intricate designs and symbols woven into the textiles, to the colors used express a wealth of meaning about the weaver, culture, and traditions.

We take care of all the weaving supplies, so come ready to learn and have a great time.

Guatemalan Workshops Weaving Details

About Ethical Fashion Guatemala Workshops — Weaving Details

This one-of-a-kind, Guatemalan Workshop — Authentic Guatemalan Weaving —  offers  hands-on experience, under the guidance of master Tz’utujil Mayan women weavers, as you learn how to  spin the thread, dye it, and then weave, using traditional back strap weaving methods.
Our Guatemalan Workshops & Classes can be customized based on the length of your visit and on your experience. It is designed for both beginners and experienced weavers, textile and fiber artists, knitters, designers, and anyone who desires to learn more about back strap weaving.
Guatemalan Workshops — Weaving
DURATION: 7-8 hours
LOCATION: San Pedro La Laguna
PHYSICAL LEVEL: Easy & Relaxed
PRICE: $150.00 (Q1150) – 1 person (private workshop) / $130.00 (Q970) – 2 or more people
DAYS OFFERED: Everyday
BOOKING REQUIREMENTS: Reservations should be made 48 hours in advance.
TOUR INCLUDES: Traditional tipico lunch, a cup of Guatemalan coffee, transportation, and guide/interpreter.

About Ethical Fashion Guatemala Workshops Leather

Have you always wanted to learn how to make things with leather? In our Guatemalan Leather Workshops, Nicolas Pop of La Cueva Leather will take you through the basics of creating your own leather creation and teach you what you need to know about making premium leather goods, from wallets to leather bags.

Guatemalan Workshops Leather

Have you always wanted to learn how to make things with leather?

Guatemalan Workshops Leather One Day

Have you always wanted to learn how to make things with leather? In our Guatemalan Leather Workshops, Nicolas Pop of La Cueva Leather will take you through the basics of creating your own leather creation and teach you what you need to know about making premium leather goods, from wallets to leather bags.

Our one-day intensive hands-on Guatemalan Leather Workshops are dedicated to the fine art of leather crafting and working with leather purely by hand. During the workshop we’ll focus on making one of the following: a small pouch, card holder, wallet, mobile phone case, or small bag.

Learn Maya traditional leather working techniques from selecting the right piece of leather, what hardware and tools you need, designing and pattern making, marking and cutting out, assembling, stitching, and hand finishing — you will learn everything you need to know in crafting handmade projects including:

  • An introduction to basic tools
  • An understanding of the various types of leather
  • How to pick the right type of material for your project(s)
  • Tz’utujil Maya pattern making and design
  • Tips on cutting leather
  • Gluing
  • Setting rivets and snaps
  • Punching holes
  • Hand stitch and lace leather

About Nicolas Pop

This Leather workshop is designed for artisans and hobbyists with little or no previous experience in leather work who want to learn the fundamental skills of creating leather art.

This workshop is taught in Nicolas’s home studio. For your benefit, this workshop is limited to 3 students so that you receive the attention you deserve.

Please wear clothes that don’t matter if they get dirty or stained. It doesn’t always happen but it’s best to be prepared.

About Nicolas Pop

Local, unique and handmade, Nicolas Pop from La Cueva Leather knows how to make the finest leather goods using traditional hand tools. Everything is done “the old world way”. Each piece of leather is skillfully dyed, trimmed and sewn by hand. La Cueva has a reputation for quality, value, and attention to detail, garnering attention from around the world.

Guatemalan  Workshops Leather

DURATION: 7-8 hours
LOCATION: San Pedro La Laguna
PHYSICAL LEVEL: Easy & Relaxed
PRICE: $150.00 per person (Q1150)
DAYS OFFERED: Everyday
BOOKING REQUIREMENTS: Reservations should be made 48 hours in advance.

TOUR INCLUDES: All leather supplies and tools, traditional tipico lunch, transportation, guide/interpreter, and Leather workshop instruction.

About Ethical Fashion Guatemala Workshops & Cooking Classes

What better way to remember your amazing vacation in Guatemala than by participating in a unique and memorable Guatemalan Workshops and Cooking Classes. Learn about local ingredients and visit the market with Chef Teresa before heading back to her home to prepare your meal.

Guatemalan Cooking Classes

Our Guatemalan Cooking Classes are designed for food enthusiasts

Guatemalan Workshops | 5-hour Guatemalan Cooking Classes

Our About Ethical Fashion Guatemala Workshops and Cooking Classes are designed for food enthusiasts wanting an understanding of indigenous Maya people, cuisine, and culture. Guatemalan cuisine is growing in popularity, and this is your chance to see what makes it so special.

Gets hands-on experience preparing some of Guatemala’s most iconic dishes and shopping at a local market during our 5-hour Guatemalan Workshops Cooking Classes.

First we explore the market to pick out fresh meat, produce, and spices discovering the incredible diversity and unique regional ingredients in Guatemalan cuisine.

Guatemalan cuisine is an exotic mixture of traditional colonial Spanish and indigenous Mayan cooking that is both flavorful and fun to make.

When finished, each dish is served fresh right away.

What makes our cooking classes so special and unique is the small class size, the fresh ingredients, and cooking in an authentic indigenous kitchen.

We believe that a cooking class is an interesting and fun way to learn about Guatemalan culture.

Chef Teresa’s Tz’utujil

The cooking class takes place in Chef Teresa’s Tz’utujil home using traditional methods of cooking. Participant will prepare and cook the food together learning about Mayan gastronomy, culture, and life with the guidance of Chef Teresa.

Please let us know beforehand if you have any special diets or allergies so we can modify the cooking class to your taste. We always cook with fresh ingredients from the local market.

Guatemalan Workshops Cooking Classes

DURATION: 5 hours

LOCATION: San Pedro La Laguna

PHYSICAL LEVEL: Easy

PRICE: $85 per person (Q650) – minimum group size of 2 people

DAYS OFFERED: Everyday

BOOKING REQUIREMENTS: Reservations should be made 48 hours in advance.

TOUR INCLUDES: All market produce and meats, traditional tipico lunch, transportation, Tz’utujil Maya cooking class instruction, and guide/interpreter.

Guatemalan Workshops Chocolate

Chocolate has a rich history in Guatemala, with the Mayans worshiping the cacao tree calling chocolate the “food of the gods.” Made from the seeds of the cacao tree, chocolate has been used as currency, cherished in drinks for health and vitality, and in pastries and desserts.

Guatemalan Workshops Maya Chocolate workshop instruction, traditional tipico lunch, transportation, and guide/interpreter.

Guatemalan Workshops Chocolate

About Ethical Fashion Guatemala workshop and tour for the whole family. Learn about the history, culture, and traditions of chocolate as you spend an unforgettable morning indulging yourself in this 3-hour hands-on workshop of chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate followed by an unforgettable afternoon exploring the artisan village of San Juan La Laguana.

Ana Navichoc and her nephew Edson share their passion for the art of chocolate and guide us through the process of making our own delicious Mayan chocolate from bean-to-bar using heirloom stone tools.

During this 3-hour hands-on workshop your eyes, hands and sense of smell will be fully engaged while you roast the cacao beans, peel them, and then stone-grind the beans by hand just like the ancient Maya did.

Using the cacao paste you will infuse the chocolate with it a few simple ingredients of sugar cane molasses, herbs, nuts, and fruit to create incredible delights for your taste buds. At the end of the workshop you will leave with your creation.

Guatemalan Workshops Chocolate Factory

Licor Marrón Chocolate is a Maya-owned chocolate shop that specializes in traditionally made organic chocolate that is sure to satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth.

The second half of the tour includes exploring the village of San Juan La Laguna, visiting and meeting the local artisans, indigenous indoor/outdoor markets, cemetery, church, and medicinal garden.

San Juan La Laguna Guatemala

Some of the artisans that we meet with are Feliciano, an 89-year old Tz’utujil sculpture.  He is a past mayor of San Pedro, an incredible sculpture, and has lived through the civil war.

Antonio Vásquez Yojcóm a talented painter who was born and raised in San Juan La Laguna.  After having studied with the famous artist Pedro Rafael Gonzalez Chavajay, Antonio began working on his own and eventually opened his own studio where he has taught his wife and children how to paint.

We will also visit the home studio of the Nicholas Pop is a self-taught leather craftsman who was born and raised in San Juan La Laguna.  We will visit his home studio.  For the past 15 years, Nicolas has been custom designing, from the highest quality leather, a wide variety of handbags, tote bags, shoes, belts, backpacks, wallets, knife holders, and many other items.  His work/studio has a reputation for quality, value, and attention to detail.

Guatemalan Chocolate Workshops

DURATION: 7-8 hours

LOCATION: San Juan La Laguna

PHYSICAL LEVEL: Easy & Relaxed

PRICE: $100.00 per person (Q750) – 2 person minimum

BOOKING REQUIREMENTS: Reservations should be made 48 hours in advance.

TOUR INCLUDES: Maya Chocolate workshop instruction, traditional tipico lunch, transportation, and guide/interpreter.

Enjoy Your Time In Guatemala

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