Embroidered Jacket Light Grey Denim

  • 1090
  • Women
$250.00

Our Jackets...
We are fascinated by how small the carbon footprint is for Maya women, and how little Maya people take from Mother Earth. How they weave their clothing, farm their land, walk everywhere, use public transportation for long trips, and take care of their limited supply of water and electricity. 
They save and reuse things we usually throw away like ziplock sandwich bags; make jewelry out of coconut and coffee shells, and use natural dyes from plants and fruits!

*This particular jacket sample is not Levi brand and may fit differently than other jackets being sold.

 Size: L

Why we love them
Artisan Partnership
100% Cotton
Sustainable
Artisan Handcrafted

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1090 - Embroidered Jacket Light Grey Denim

I made your jackets

I am Manuela Nix

"We weave, draw and embroider."

My name is Manuela Nix, I live in Chichicastenango. I have been an embroiderer for 40 years and I work with different crafts, which I learned as a child with my mother. I can't read or write, but my hands excel at the art of combining colors, fabrics and weaving güipiles and strips.

I work with my two daughters and my husband, and together, we are able to combine our skills to complete an entire product. The task begins with the purchase and preparation of threads to weave the panels on waist looms, then we place the canvases over the frames. Next, we draw with a pencil a variety of figures to make embroideries. Each member of the family has an assigned task: weaving, drawing or embroidery, but we also share the work with other neighbors, mainly when there are large orders.

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Handmade by Artisans

Artisanal products differ from fast fashion products in that they are made in a traditional or non-mechanized way. Artisanal products are hand-crafted by skilled cobblers in small quantities with high quality and design in mind; using techniques that cannot be replicated by machines!

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Thank you for helping us make our world a better place. Your purchase helps us to employ skilled artisans who in turn are able to earn an income to provide for their families!