We actively support Cosmic Social Outreach from Cosmic Convergence NGO. With this project we donate communal spaces to the local Mayan town for education and social activity. We support the re-integration of people into society with our coop project offering workshops and facilitation on how to sew, weave and make natural dyes. We also give workshops on medicinal dyes, backstrap weaving, conscious consumption and organise community projects to develop social architecture.
In total there are 45 mayan local seamstresses between both our facilities, 10 weavers on backstrap looms, three weavers on foot looms and six on the natural dye processing. We have built strong and lasting relations within the communities we work with and are currently building relationships with new tribes.
We primarily collaborate with Mayan and Guna communities but we are currently extending our relations to work with other Indigenous Latin American cultures, to incorporate their distinct art work
Every piece is a partnership so that each person has an opportunity to share their skill sets and ideas in creating truly holistic clothing." (Silvia Zamprogna & Rodrigo Guillermo)
These plants provide holistic benefits to our skin, body and spirit. We use them because we believe what you dress is who you are and keeping contact with these plants is a daily holistic practice for your body to merge chromotherapy and vibrational benefits." (Silvia Zamprogna & Rodrigo Guillermo)
Most of our woven fabrics are hand dyed. Slight colour variations make every item unique. We recommend that care instructions are followed carefully to minimise colour transfer and fading. Many of these garments would benefit from being hand washed separately and should always be dried away from direct heat and sunlight to prolong their life.
We use intricate hand embroidery in many of our garments making each item one of a kind. They should be treated with great care to prevent pulling threads. Always wash inside out and do not iron directly on embroidered areas.” (Silvia Zamprogna & Rodrigo Guillermo)