A new line of handcrafted products coming soon and here are five things that you can expect

Today officially marks one month since we launched tlali•pani! Can you believe it? Neither can we!

Since we've gone website and social media live, we've been hard at work coming up with our first collection while undertaking a study to understand on a deeper level the challenges that artisans face (yes, we know, how very researcher-y of us). More on those findings soon in a different blog post (oh–now that's the educator and learner in us coming out).

Now, back to the collection– here are five things that you can expect:

  1. Beautiful handcrafted items made by the lovliest and most talented humans you'll ever encounter. We mean it. 

  2. Products dyed using natural methods. And yes, you guessed it– that means using nature's gifts like the peel from this luscious pomegranate (below) that we ate during our last trip to Oaxaca among other bounties provided by Mother Earth (hint).

  3. 100% natural fibers– think cotton, wool, etc. You can be rest assured that you won't be seeing any fillers of any sort. Sorry not sorry. 

  4. Slow production cycles. Slow means slow. No factories and no crazy, tight timelines. Artisans work from their homes (the original WFH) where their workshops are set up and still use traditional methods to create these stunning pieces– much in the same way that it has been done for centuries. This also means that customization is possible.

  5. Traditional knowledge in every thread. Stories are not only written in books and shared orally across generations but they are woven into handcrafted pieces too. Each piece carries meaning and significance for the families that made them.

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