Since 2016, I have been working with the same family of weavers, primarily women, who have been learning the technique since they were sixteen years old. Master weavers Lidia and Sara shared with me that they had been taught by their uncle and had been trying to sell the classic 'huipil' in the well known Sunday Market in Tlacolula.
I recognized their inherent pride in this work and their deep connection to it. This memorable interaction was just the beginning of our fruitful partnership. We have grown from two to five looms and added several family members to the group of weavers.
The environment and working conditions for the artisans are held to a high ethical standard and in turn we are working to build a community around this business. Jaline has inspired the artisans to think beyond traditional designs, expanding on my vision, looking to the past while creating something with a modern twist.
Crafted from 100% locally sourced cotton, our beachwear is handwoven by female artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico. It can take anywhere from 4-7 hours to complete just one garment, but we like our fashion slow.