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TEYSHA TOUR: THE MOUNTAINS

As we left Tennessee and drove through Virginia, we decided to explore some mountain back roads. The path less traveled is always a good idea: we found bursting roadside gardens, which added so much vibrancy to the little towns. We found a treasure-filled antique shop, and an old-fashioned mill built in 1750, which we loved because it showed nature’s clean, … Continue reading →

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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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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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Guate Boots- job creation, craft preservation, community empowerment

So excited to introduce to you, GUATE BOOTS! Job creation, craft preservation, community empowerment   Our first week back in Guatemala has been a whirlwind of creation and excitement. We have been rocking and rolling gathering groups of artisans and boot makers to create the world's coolest boots. Job creation: The making of ONE pair of boots helps supplement the daily wage for at least 10 different artisans here. It truly is a community effort where everyone shares the work in order to create a pair of boots. In most cases, each of the ten artisans are working on several pairs of boots which further increases their day's wages. Craft preservation: Continuing Teysha's model of bringing together different groups of...

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