RUANA XIPATLANI WHITE

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Hand Woven & Natural Dyed


Fly with your free spirit.
Xipatlani (Fly in nahuatl language) is made to embrace our nature that is free, wild and organic. We are part of the nature and this is how we dress our spirit. 


This ruana is made with the intention to use the best materials available.
First the locally grown organic and native cotton is spun by hand to yarn in our local village. It is native to the land of America and originates from the state of Oaxaca. The Egyptian cotton is dyed with natural dyes and hand woven on pedal loom to create this unique fabric.
The rustic texture comes from the hand spun yarn that is spun on a charkha spinning wheel by the women and gives the special feeling in it.

Materials that are carefully selected taking care of the land and ourselves. Organic cotton is breathable and gets softer all the time with use.


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.

 

More about the natural dyes:

 

 

 

BROWN

The brown color comes from the oak bark. The 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.

 

Ruanas available in three colors, 

gray, white and ocre. Find them in separate listings.

 

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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Unisize

Open front and sleeves.

Measures Approximately:

Length shoulder-tail: 65 cm  / 25.6 inches

Width: 59 cm each side + fringes 18cm

/ 23.3 inches each side + fringes 8 inches

 

fair trade

 

More about the textiles: 

We purchase the textiles from a project that has the idea to 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.

 

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.