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Making Shoes With A Conscience

Thanks to World Wanderlust for a lovely write up! The World Wanderlust is an international news outlet that sets out to bridge gaps between cultures. At Teysha, we aim to build bridges, not borders, so we couldn't be more happy that World Wanderlust dedicated time to write about us.  If you make your way to Antigua, you must come visit our workshop!! We can't wait to host you and show you the beautiful process of hand making shoes! Read the full article HERE. Salud!

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INSPIRATION: VIBRANCY

Here at Teysha, we are constantly amazed at the vibrancy of the huipil (wee-peel) made by the Guatemalan women. The intricacy and variety of the fabric seems otherworldly – that is, until the we see the land of Guatemala. Guatemalan nature is wonderfully colorful. The tropical birds, flowers, and fruit make the country rich in beauty. Their vibrancy pops against the black volcanic rock and … Continue reading →

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April Boot Tour

A year ago we took a leap and landed into the world of custom hand-crafted boots. We started with a couple of pairs of boots, a small team of artisan cobblers, collected many-a-textiles from Mayan women throughout Antigua and got busy making our first round of boots. This leap propelled us into a wild journey of building supply chains, organizational processes, design, and all sorts of other challenges and has lead us to the point where we are actually creating our own shoe workshop where we can help many artisans gain access to the resources, designs, and knowledge to be a part of the global marketplace. Without you, none of this would ever have happened. We would like to invite...

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Official Boot (fun) Business in Chichicastenango

     A trip to Chichicastenango, a few hours by bus from Antigua, can be an overwhelming experience - but the amazing collection of artisan goods being sold by the artists there make for an unforgettable experience. Artisans - men, women, and their families - make the journey to Chichicastenango each week to gain a wider audience for their goods, and tourists travel hundreds of miles to lay their eyes on this famed market.       I wanted my first visit to the market to be a real Guatemalan adventure, so I grabbed a chicken bus early in the morning that I was told went somewhere in the vicinity of Chichi. This bus dropped me off in a town called Chimaltenango and...

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