Two weeks ago I got the opportunity to travel to Guatemala for a buying trip with one of my dearest friends.  It was a much needed break from my everyday workload.  I did not open my computer once in 5 WHOLE DAYS!  It was amazing.  We actually worked our butts off  but worked more hands on by doing product development, connect face-to-face with artisans, collaborate on new designs, roam through the markets for inspiration, and spend a day at Lake Atitlan! The best work week I could have asked for!

It was so refreshing to spend time in Guatemala where I was continuously reminded of the beauty of indigenous craft and what MAVEN represents. So many incredible opportunities and artisans work to share this year!

Here is just a glimpse of our trip.

New Ikat patterns:)
We visited a new cooperative that hand makes the most incredible boots I have ever seen in Guatemala. Working on collaborating with them for Spring collection!
Why don’t we paint our houses such vibrant colors?!
Huipil Flats
There are no words… These flats are way to incredible.
I’m responding reallllly well to this color.


Meet Mayra: Her and her sister work in San Antonio and are incredible weavers. We have partnered with them to create a new bag line! Exciting things ahead! We just love their work and dedication to their craft:)
My favorite find  ||  FLOOR PILLOW
My favorite find  ||  FLOOR PILLOW
LAKE ATITLAN (it was a bit foggy but still so gorgeous!)
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Hope you found a bit of global inspiration!

– Laura

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