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Tag - uxibal

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…

24 Hours in Mexico City

Culture, Fashion, Mexico, Travel

Depending on who you’re talking to, Mexico City can get a bad rap. It’s too dangerous. There’s too much pollution… the list goes on. As with any large city, there’s going to be some bad sprinkled in with…

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: 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…

DIY: Leather Shoe Care

DIY, Fashion

Just another reason to love coconut oil – it functions as a leather shoe conditioner! We’ve had a lot of customers inquiring about leather boot care, so we compiled this guide for you, with the primary tool being…

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…

Inside the Uxibal Workshop

Feature

One of the things I most enjoy about running Uxibal is the process that goes into starting a company.  From the very beginning with our kickstarter campaign,  documenting as we update prototypes, adding new products, and learning several life-lessons along the way. …