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.
More about the natural dyes:
Available in three natural colors.
Native un-dyed brown cotton (coyuche) from the coast of Oaxaca. 100% organic cotton which is hand spun into yarn on a spinning wheel called charkha/khadi. Hand woven to fabric on a back strap loom.
The burgundy color is obtained from cochineal produced in the Oaxaca Valley (Zimatalán).
100% organic cotton which is hand spun into yarn on a spinning wheel called charkha/khadi. Hand woven on a back strap loom. Please note: the wine colors leak more in the wash than blue or brown colors.
Light Brown, Rhomb Weave
The color brown is obtained from the oak bark collected in the forests of the Sierra Sur. It is very similar to the color of the naturally colored cotton we use called coyuche. 50 % organic hand spun cotton, 50% Eqyptian cotton, woven on a pedal loom.
· MADE IN OAXACA, MEXICO ·
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More about the textiles:
Participate in a meaningful, culturally appropriate, sustainable artisanal production that supports rural life through cottage industry.
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.
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.