Be a part of something bigger than yourself! Our fashion design trips are intended for creative students currently enrolled in University or recent grads looking for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Learn first-hand about the ancient Maya design techniques on the ground in Guatemala. Through this immersion process you will gain a deeper understanding of the original process behind designing patterns, dyeing fabric and ultimately creating garments.
Our goal is to create a positive space where designers can learn and share about the traditions of Guatemala and further appreciate slow fashion. Discover the symbolism and artistry behind Guatemala’s world-renowned textiles. Experience the entire process firsthand and gain a deeper appreciation for the thoughtful time and effort that goes into traditional designs.
Learn techniques such as backstrap weaving, pedal looms, hand-embroidery, textile design, natural dyes, cotton spinning first-hand from your own private Maya female artisan teacher. The art of weaving is an ancient tradition that can be traced back for numerous generations in Guatemala. Depictions of women weaving in ancient Mayan artifacts are prevalent and verified by historians. According to Mayan mythology, "Ix Chel" was the goddess of weaving, fertility and childbirth - which is the source of all weaving and the creative process.
Already in Guatemala or planning a visit? We offer authentic opportunities to visit our artisans partners. Contact us for an unforgettable immersion tour to the village of your choice. We offer weaving lessons, natural dye seminars, home-stays and artisan workshops around Lake Atitlan. More info here!
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