BLANKET YEGOYOXI

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Hand Woven & Natural Dyed

A comfortable multi-purpose blanket.
Size fits for babies to be rolled in, to toddlers as a blanket and as a lap blanket for adults.
Made with the intention to use the best materials available. Double fabric for double view with colors obtained from natural dyes on materials that are carefully selected taking care of the land and ourselves. Organic cotton is breathable and gets softer all the time with use.

The hand woven fabrics are made on pedal loom and dyed threads are made from hand spun organic and native cotton yarn originating from the state of Oaxaca as well as Eqyptian cotton. The hand spun yarn is spun on a spinning wheel and gives the special rustic texture in the blanket


Available in three colors:

Indigo: Blue-Brown

Wine: Wine-Brown

Silver: Gray-Brown.

 

More about the colors:

Silver: 

One side of the blanket has gray threads mixed with white threads. The gray color is obtained from the acacia trees pods (huizache).

Brown: 

The brown side has native un-dyed brown cotton (coyuche) from Oaxacan coast combined with oak bark dyed threads. The oak bark is collected in the forests of the Sierra Sur. It is very similar to the color of the naturally colored cotton we use called coyuche.

Wine:

The burgundy color is obtained from cochineal produced in the Oaxaca Valley (Zimatalán). These are mixed with coyuche cotton. Please note: the wine colors leak more in the wash than blue or brown colors. It can also colour the brown side of the blanket. 

Blue:

One side has blue obtained from indigo plant that's from the region of the Isthmus of Oaxaca to dye the threads in blue. These are mixed with coyuche cotton.

 

 

50 % organic hand spun cotton, 50% Eqyptian cotton, woven on a pedal loom.

 · 50 % organic hand spun cotton
· handwoven
· natural dyes
 

    

 · MADE IN OAXACA, MEXICO ·

COMMUNITY ·NATURAL· CREATIONS


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Measures:

approx. 110cm x 87 cm 

 

fair trade

 

More about the textiles: 

Participate in a meaningful, culturally appropriate, sustainable artisanal production that supports rural life through cottage industry.


VISION

To be a significant and reliable force for the generation of well-being, prosperity and independence within the life of the people of San Sebastián Rio Hondo, Oaxaca.

 

ECOLOGICAL COTTON


The cotton used is native to the Costa Chica of Oaxaca and Guerrero. It is heritage white and coyuchi cotton (brown color) from 35 small producers from 12 coastal communities of Oaxaca. The farmers participate in a program for ecological production and the increase of biodiversity in their plots.

 

THREAD


At present, there are 200 women from the villages and ranches of San Sebastián Rio Hondo who remove with their hands the seeds of cotton brought from the coast, card and spin it, all by hand using spinning wheels in their homes.

Local carpenters reproduce the wheel designed by Gandhi so that each artisan has her own.

There are two types of handicraft fabric applied in the village: Pedal loom and waist loom.


 

 

 

Washing instruction:

    • Wash Separately 
    • Hand wash/ Delicate Wash
    • Water 30 ºC
    • Mild (neutral) Liquid Soap 
    • Dry in Shade, Flat Dry (please note the possibility of color leaking)
    • Iron Damp On Low
    • No Bleach, No Tumble Dryer

 

  • Keep natural dyed products out of direct sunlight. When drying outside please dry in a shaded area.
  • Please make sure detergent or soap does not come into direct contact with the dyed material. Dissolve in water first.
  • Do not use bleach. Some household detergents contain bleach so please check before use.
  • Please be careful around acids, most of the dyes can react to acid.
  • It is possible some of the dyes will change color when they come in contact with iron or copper while wet.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Handwoven apparel are artisan crafted by hand from start to finish and might change slightly in size or color, contain some weavers knots, pulls or other signs about handwork. The color of naturally dyed textiles is not always equal on the whole fabric but can be darker or lighter in some parts, it can also fade when washed. Each thread dyeing and weaving also creates slightly different piece, so each cloth is unique.


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