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Tag - guatemala

In Her Shoes: Leslie Estrada

Fashion, Feature, Guatemala, In Her Shoes

We first met Leslie Estrada during a recent photoshoot where we had the pleasure to get to know her and her creative visual mind.  Although we hired her as a model for the shoot, our scheduled photographer couldn’t make it at…

Introducing Ixchel Textures

Fashion, Guatemala, Outfit of the day, Streetstyle

This August will mark a year of being in our new Antigua tienda location. In addition to providing a great showroom space for our products, we’ve also chosen a select group of other brands with products handmade in…

In Her Shoes: Brielle DuFlon

Fashion

Growing up surrounded by textiles in Antigua, Guatemala provided the perfect inspiration for artist Brielle DuFlon. She’s since taken her love of color and texture to the U.S. where she works creating intricate embroidered art pieces. We caught…

Guatemala Adventure with Thread Caravan

Culture, Fashion, Guatemala, Travel

Attention textile + travel lovers! Our friends at Thread Caravan have an upcoming weaving workshop in Guatemala and we think you might like what they’re planning. Thread Caravan hosts artisan adventures around the world in an effort to…

In Her Shoes: Hannah Sklar

Culture, feminism, Guatemala, In Her Shoes

Meet Hannah Sklar: yoga teacher, marathon runner, social service worker… this spirit sister is a powerhouse and is directing the majority of her energy towards helping women in Guatemla. Originally from New York, Hannah has put some strong…

In Her Shoes: Lucia Xiloj Quino

Culture, In Her Shoes

Our In Her Shoes series gives us the great opportunity to highlight women who inspire us, like the many talented Mayan weavers we work with to produce our handmade goods. While the translations from their native Mayan language make it…

In Her Shoes: Caitlin Garcia-Ahern

Fashion, In Her Shoes, Travel

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Caitlin Garcia-Ahern is a Southern girl with a wanderlust soul.  Her love for travel has taken her all around the world and even inspired her to start her own tour company. Thread Caravan combines Caitlin’s passion for travel, design, fair…

Celebrating Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala

Culture, Travel

It’s that time of year again! When Easter rolls around in Guatemala, time slows, work is put aside, and everyone’s focus is on Semana Santa. Some flee the impending bustle of Antigua, using the time off work or…

Dia de los Muertos: Sumpango Kite Festival

Culture, Feature, Travel

We happily spent this Dia de los Muertos at a kite festival in Guatemala. A mere 30 minutes drive from the bustling colonial streets of Antigua, up the windy mountain roads, and you arrive in Sumpango – a…

Packaged with Amor

Fashion, Feature, Travel

Up until recently, we at Uxibal have been having ourselves a shoe-box dilemma.  It has been impossible for us to find the perfect box that meets our standards of production—locally made in Guatemala, high-quality, sustainable materials, and handmade! …