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The Teysha Journal — unique

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

TEYSHA TOUR: HEADING OUT

The last day at Bonnaroo was bittersweet. Bonnaroo feels like it’s own little world, full of merchants and musicians and dancers and artists, all open to learning about each other. Since many of the musicians were finished performing for the weekend, they had the chance to go to visit the vendor area. We loved how passionate about all sorts of … Continue reading →
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Luz y Fortaleza

Teysha + Luz y Fortaleza We have been searching for an ally in Panama, someone who shares our vision, desire to empower, and love for traditional art. Several months ago, we were introduced to Michael, Rodelick, Sue, and Augustin of Fundacion Luz y Fortaleza Indigena (Indigenous light and Strength). From the moment we first spoke, we could feel very strongly that we had met our partners, the people who shared our dream of holistic prosperity, and who wanted to make it happen. Last week, we had the honor of meeting the Foundation in Panama. We journeyed together to the island of Ustupu, the most populated island in Kuna Yala and the home of Sue and Agustin, and Rodelick. The island...
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Teysha - A year of impact and keepin' it weird.

So it's been about a year in the making of Teysha. I don't know how that happened so quickly, but I guess it's true what they say... Time is BS. Anyway, a year ago we put our stake in the ground and declared our intent to shake up the system and build new and prosperous economies that truly invest in the source of their wealth: people and the planet. I would use the word 'launch' but that would make us sound like a start-up, we aspire to be more like an explorer of humanity and Earth using our successes to further our impact, expand to other communities, and make things happen. And yes! I'm finally blogging! To be honest, we...
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Keep Earth Weird T-Shirts Making Waves at SXSW!

Once again, Teysha's good friend and amazing artist, Sophie Roach, has come through in the clutch, creating an amazing design for our newest T-shirts. In line with Teysha's ever present drive to be different and unique, the "Keep Earth Weird" shirts can be seen on the back of Teysha reps throughout the SXSW festival currently taking over downtown Austin. If you want to get your hands on one of these eye-catching T's or any other beautiful Teysha products, make sure to stop by The Neighborhood pop up shop event on 2nd street, right in the heart of the Music, Film, and Interactive madness. These amazing shirts were made in an extremely limited capacity (to make them that much more special),...
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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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HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE - Gifts That Give

  Announcing the first ever Gifts That Give -  Holiday Marketplace! We have joined together with five AWESOME socially conscious, Austin-based companies to launch our first-ever Gifts That Give Holiday marketplace! Together, we aim to offer the Austin community a one-stop shop where you can be confident that each of your purchases helps empower people locally and globally. Our mission-driven companies represent communities from around the world, and we'll have special gifts for the whole family! We will be set up from Satuday, December 1st to Saturday, December 8th, 11-7pm every day. The market is located inside the building at 5th and Waller (where the HOPE Market is held), and there is PLENTY of parking! Come join us and shop...
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GUATE KICKS!!!

We are so excited to announce the beginnings of our work in the wonderful country of Guatemala!  We have long been fascinated by this country, rich with history, art, and culture, and friendly people, and it is a true honor to have the opportunity to work there. Walking in the markets there feels like you are in the Mecca of hand crafted beauty. We'd like to take a moment and introduce to you our newest product, Guate Kicks! Our good friend Andres has been urging us to begin work in his home country of Guatemala. He introduced us to Sonia, who is famous in the markets of Antigua for making a lot of artisan goods. She and her community are the...
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Giveaway with Keep Austin Stylish!

 We are so excited that Keep Austin Stylish is doing a Kuna Kicks giveaway with us!!  Visit the blog at http://keepaustinstylish.com/2012/10/giveaway-kuna-kicks/# and fill out the form to be entered to win! Good luck!  And if you don't win, be sure to come check us out at Austin City Limits this weekend!
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Project Twist: People and Nature. Artists and Farmers.

  We are SO excited to announce the launch of Project Twist this weekend in Austin!! We'll also be filming for our upcoming Kick Starter campaign, AND having a sale on our brand new Kuna Kicks!  This is going to be a very family friendly event, so come one, come all! And if you haven't been before, HOPE Farmers Market is a wonderful place to grab breakfast or lunch.  Project Twist: People and Nature. Artists and Farmers. Supporting conservation and sustainable agriculture projects locally and globally. Organic Texas cotton t-shirts printed with local art, and a twist by you. Brought to you by: HOPE Campaign and Teysha.  Come down to the HOPE farmer's market on Sunday the 15th for the launch...
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Journeys in Kuna Yala: Part One

The morning had begun bright and early, with me stepping out of my ocean side hut and leaving the quiet Isla Azuelo to go and hang out on Carti Sugdup. The Kuna community comes alive by 6:45 am, and it being Satrurday all the kids were outside playing volleyball, soccer, running around. I heard some music and peered through a line of huts and saw the whoosh and whirl of big skirts. As I peeped in, there was a group of about 20 kids practicing the "tipico" dance of the Los Santos region in the Azuero Peninsula. Not a community related to the Kunas, but the children were practicing the dances for a school celebration of Panamanian cultures. The boys...
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