You GUYS!!! I am so excited to finally have the opportunity to travel to the Southern Mexican highlands in the state of Chiapas! Chiapas is home to Mayan ruins, amazing textiles, + mind blowing waterfalls. I am going to cooperative of weavers to find artisans who use traditional methods to create textiles. Finding the textiles directly from the source is the only way I can ensure that the artisan is paid a fairly + works in fair conditions.
Chiapas is known for Amber + I have found a market of artisans who blend amber + other natural stones with gold + silver. Needless to say, I CANNOT wait!!
I will be filling up suitcases with textiles to send to our seamstress, Rosa, in Colima. She will handcraft new Siempre Viva handbags, clothes + accessories with these divine new treasures! Stay tuned for updates as I travel:
ATLANTA>MEXICO CITY>TUXTLA, CHIAPAS>SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, CHIAPAS
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