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Diversity is brilliance. Small is beautiful. 

Hello Teysha World,  Today is Small Business Saturday, a nice little reaction to the mega madness that is Black Friday. If there's any silver lining to this succession  of commercialism , it is that underneath all of these businesses, both big and small, Amazon or your local fair trade boutique, it's that  people are investing in each other  through trade, creating and sustaining jobs and actively crafting our world.  It is an act of creation at the core.  Every dollar spent is a vote... we've all heard this. In reality, it's much more. It's an extension of you. Your investment into creating both the world around you as well as that of the people crafting, manufacturing, farming and trading. Through the...

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Teysha Is

Teysha is: A bridge that connects worlds (people, place, modern, natural) An alliance of cultures, respecting and celebrating diversity. An opportunity for the sharing of practices and principles. A vehicle for inner and outer exploration and discovery. An exercise of self-expression. A reminder of who we are and where we come from (nature). An example of peace through creativity A friend, an ally. Teysha is an intercultural organization that strives to create sustainable fashion in the form of boots and footwear by collaborating with artisans in Central America and beyond. Derived from the Caddo Native American word for friend or ally, Teysha was born in Texas with the vision of working with tribes and cultures throughout the American continent to share...

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Love Stories --- Austin and Randall <3 Adventure Forth

Our hearts just melted when one of our insta-buddies, Austin, emailed us these to-die-for photos of her and her sweet fiance. We feel so lucky to be a small part of their adventure-loving story! Cheers!!  He's from Atlanta, GA. She's from Charlotte, NC. He grew up the youngest of three, she grew up the oldest of three. They call him Louie, they call her Ollie.   We met in college (Roll Tide!). After moving out to West Texas for a job, Randall and I had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. Moving away from our friends and family was a big step but we've defiantly made the most of it and become best friends because of it. Being new...

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The Land of Artisans - Guest Post by Ali Sassoon

Reflections of a trip to Guatemala By Alexandra Sassoon  “A’ Cha Pe! Jani?” “Cuánto para el bordado?” Colorfully dressed women in traditional huipils called out of their small stalls stacked high with embroideries and hand dyed textiles. The scene unfolding before me was an allusion of colors, sounds and smells as I walked down the worn cobblestone streets of Chichicastanengo; a mountain town known for it’s overwhelming Sunday markets.    As I wandered down the narrow passageways of this never-ending labyrinth of shops, vendors, and peddlers, the beauty of Guatemala unfolded before me. It was shown in every hand-stitched thread of the multicolored bordados, or embroideries I walked past. Each bolt of cloth, I soon learned, represented a different group...

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The Teysha Guide To Austin

Austin, TX seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days, topping of all the “best cities to live in” lists, drawing people with its BBQ, weird spirit, and endless supply of live music.  Where else in the country can you find a convergence of hipsters, tech-ies, eccentrics, fashionitas, musicians.. and bats.  For Team Teysha, no matter what the changes growth brings, it will always be home sweet home and our mecca of Weird and inspiration.  Pretty much year round, we always joke that the order of activities is Swim / Eat / Dance -- with our usually warm weather and plentiful swimming and places to play and be active, Austin magically strikes the balance between a playful city and one who...

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