Artisan Ring Sling Vida
We at Mikoleon respect the bond between a parent and a child. With careful design, our artisans have crafted the perfect Ring Sling for you and your babe. Inspired by the traditional Guatemalan Rebozos that have been used for decades to carry children, we present a beautiful, safe and easy to wear baby carrier.
Please spend some time to learn the simple and necessary instructions, that are included with your order, to best prepare you for some safe parent + baby Ring Sling time. Additional video tutorials can be found at this link. You’ll be a Ring Sling expert before you know it!
To read more about the history of the original baby carrying Maya women, check out this blog post! We take inspiration from these Guatemalan women and their sustainable habits and are thrilled to bring you traditional Baby Ring Slings, now featuring an attached ring for easy use!
Each Ring Sling is made of foot-loomed fabric, which features the dying technique called Jaspe (Ikat). Maya artisans are world class Ikat master dyers and Guatemala's Ikat techniques are amongst the best in the world!
How we make them
I never say "I can't."
My name is Maribel Granados, mother of three children. I am from San Pedro Sacatepéquez, Guatemala, a land of artisan tradition. I learned to embroider and weave from my grandmother and mother from the age of 7, both on a waist loom and a foot loom. Everything I am as an artisan I owe to them because they taught me to survive alone. One day my mother said "daughter, now it's your turn to stay in charge of the business." I learned to never say I can't, because there are always people, primarily my mother, who can help me with the challenges that come with the production of new products. This experience taught me so much and I never would have been able to have that if it wasn't for the example and opportunity that my mother set for me. What she gave me was priceless and I want to pass that same lesson onto my children. In appreciation for her help, I like to share my knowledge and train other artisans when they need support.
Continue reading Maribel's story...
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!
Power in Your Purchase
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!