Guatemala Handmade Natural Scarves

Guatemalan Handmade Natural Scarves are produced by Lema’ Weaving Association a cooperative started to improve economic conditions and the quality of life for women in the community of San Juan La Laguna, Lake Atitlan.

We provide Custom Textiles direct from the Artisan Weavers of Guatemala.

To order or inquire please contact us by e-mail.

Lema’s Weaving Association represents 15 Tz’utujil families who have joined together to produce unique and culturally reflective weaved items. Each member learned the craft of traditional weaving from their mothers and grandmothers.

Guatemala Handmade Natural Scarves

Guatemalan Handmade Natural Cotton Scarves

Guatemala Handmade Natural Scarves

When the desired shade of color is achieved the dye is removed from the heat source and the liquid is strained to remove the plant product. Once strained, the colored liquid is returned to the heat source to boil. White pure cotton thread is then added and boiled for 10 to 20 minutes or until the thread has obtained the desired color.

The thread is then removed and placed in a color fixative solution, made with banana leaves, where the color is set. The thread is then hung to dry in the sun.

Sustainable fashion is a movement and process of fostering change to fashion products and the fashion system towards greater ecological integrity and social justice. Sustainable fashion concerns more than addressing fashion textiles or products. It comprises addressing the whole system of fashion. This means dealing with interdependent social, cultural, ecological, and financial systems.

It also means considering fashion from the perspective of many stakeholders – users and producers, all living species, contemporary and future dwellers on earth.

Guatemala Handmade Natural Scarves

Sustainable fashion, therefore, belongs to and is the responsibility of, citizens, the public sector, and the private sector. A key example of the need for systems thinking in fashion is that the benefits of product-level initiatives, such as replacing one fiber type for a less environmentally harmful option, are eaten up by increasing volumes of fashion products. An adjacent term to sustainable fashion is eco-fashion.


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