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The Teysha Journal — handmade

Teysha is a collective of explorers, travelers, designers, and adventurers. Take a peek behind the scenes of our handcrafted goods and our world travels.

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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TEYSHA TOUR: CELEBRATING FIREFLY

As the festival neared its finish, we met even more lovely people. We heard their stories and told them the stories of our goods. Some of the members of Stop Light Observations came by to pick up some hats and told us their story – about their desire to make music without confinement, and about their excitement for their upcoming … Continue reading →
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TEYSHA TOUR: LOOKING BACK

Yesterday we were on the road again, and had time to think back on Bonnaroo 2014. We loved seeing some of our favorite artists, like James Blake, an English artist who is somehow makes electronic music hauntingly beautiful, and dancing to The Carolina Chocolate Drops, who are musical anthropologists and unearth old, forgotten music. We watched our friends from Austin … Continue reading →
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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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Guate Boots - notes from the field

 Read on to learn more about some of the improvements and processes we're doing for Round 2 of Guate Boots! Yo folks, wanted to give y'all a little update on our efforts in Guatemala and a little forewarning that we are running out of space in Round 2 and that the price of our boots for round 3 may be going up a bit more. DEADLINE IS THURSDAY NIGHT! We have just released a whole bunch of beautiful vintage huipil tapestries so go check them out if you haven't reserved your pair. Now, I wanted to give y'all an update on the boot making front and the wonderful strides we're taking. First round, we made a quality boot but it...
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