Summer Style with our new Blouse Collection!
We are so excited to release our new blouse collection! Due to the handmade nature of each piece, the collection took 2 months to be completed and we are so proud of the end result. Our artisan partners from the Jolom Mayaetik Women's Weaving Cooperative hand embroidered each design with such skill and beauty. The quality, texture and combination of colours are breathtaking.
This collection created work for women from 3 rural Maya communities; Chenalho, San Juan Chamula and Huixtan. The blouses are traditional designs from their area and they are all truly striking. The women delicately embroidered each blouse in their own homes and once finished Liz, the cooperative manager travelled hours to each community to collect the blouses and deliver them directly to us.
In a day and age where the challenging art of hand embroidery is dying due to machines and factories, we are so happy to contribute to the preservation of this technique. Knowing that you are wearing a piece that was hand embroidered stitch by stitch is so special and rare. How beautiful it is to wear a design created from tradition and by the artisan herself. Each blouse comes with the name of the artisan who created it, so you can honour her.
The blouses come in small, medium and large, however sizes may already be sold out due to the popularity of these designs at our local markets. We are always here to help with sizing and there are measurements online to help you decide.
Another exciting announcement! We have restocked our Sand, Terracotta and Natural Jalieza Shoulder Bags thanks to the Weaving Women of Santo Tomas Jalieza! These beauties sold out in just a couple of days and are finally back in limited numbers.
Head online to see the new arrivals and thank you for appreciating slow fashion this Christmas! Thank you for continuing to give work to female Maya artisans, for preserving traditional artisan techniques and for wearing your Cielo pieces with pride.
Shop our New Arrivals here!
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Also in Our Journal
Today we are launching a very special collection that is so close to our hearts and we want to give you all an insight into how these pieces came to be.
We often get asked about how we connect with our artisan partners. For us, we have found most of our makers by being on the ground in Mexico or Guatemala. We do a lot of research and spend time in each community. It can be difficult to form new partnerships while living in Australia, so sometimes we come across makers via the wonders of social media.