Guatemalan Handwoven Natural and Recycled Cotton Poncho 'Textures of Guatemala'

$173.99 CAD
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SKU:
325653

Meet the Artist

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Designer Luisa Villavicencio and her family maintain the last remaining cotton farm in Guatemala, where they produce the materials used in their natural fashions. This laid-back poncho is created using undyed cotton and reclaimed denim fibers in a striking asymmetrical design with fringe details.

Luisa's family cultivates cotton in several natural colors, and the family is involved in the entire process, from growing the cotton to transforming it into apparel. Says Luisa, "There are 80 artisans working with us. Some are civil war widows. Others always felt that they couldn't do anything, and we've been able to change that negative self image... A lot of families depend on us. I feel I have a great duty to them, to my parents and to my country, whose textile tradition should not be lost."

  • 100% cotton, recycled denim
  • Hand wash or machine wash on gentle cycle
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Lay flat to dry or tumble dry on low heat
  • Promotes recycling and reduces waste
  • 0.21 kgs

Take your measurements with the tape measure over your undergarments. If your measurements fall between sizes you may prefer the next larger size. Inseam, skirt and dress lengths vary by style and will be listed in the item description. Our sweaters are knit in standard sizes, however actual measurements vary by style.

WOMEN S M L XL XXL
6 / 9 10 / 12 14 / 16 18 / 20 20 / 24
Bust (cms) 89 - 91.5 94 - 96.5 100 - 104 106 - 112 114 - 120
Waist (cms) 69 - 71.5 73.5 - 76 80 - 84 87 - 91.5 96 - 99
Hips (cms) 94 99 106 113 120
MEN S M L XL XXL
Chest (cms) 91 - 97 98 - 104 107 - 112 114 - 119 122 - 127
Waist (cms) 74 - 79 81 - 86 89 - 94 97 - 102 104 - 109
Neck (cms) 36 - 37 38 - 39 41 - 42 43 - 44 46 - 47
Sleeve (cms) 83 85 88 90 93

Bust / Chest

Measure around the fullest part of chest under the arms and over the shoulder blades keeping the tape measure level.

Waist

Low waist

Measure around the body approximately 4 cm below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.

Hips

Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approximately 17 cm - 20 cm below the waist.

Neck

Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.

Sleeve

Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.

Inseam

Our standard inseam length for women is approximately 81 cm and 86 cm for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.