Handmade in GUATEMALA || Guatemalan Collection

We are so excited to launch our GUATEMALAN COLLECTION! Spring is right around the corner (well, here’s hoping) and what better way to bring in the season change than with these vibrant textiles!

Last September we visited Antigua, Guatemala in search of new artisans to potentially work with. We ended up visiting a small town outside of Antigua called San Antonio. They are known for their amazing textiles and have a tiny little market where you can meet artisans, learn how back-strap looms work, and buy textiles.  I was drawn into this woman’s stand who had the most beautiful textiles I had seen. Her name was Mayra and she has the most vivacious smile!  We started chatting and before we knew it, we were collaborating on a collection of pouches and clutches. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!  We were only with Mayra for a few hours and somehow managed to hash out some new designs AND figure out how the new product would make it back to Chicago since we were leaving Guatemala the following day.   Not knowing what they would actually look like, especially with the language barrier, we were beyond thrilled when these beauties arrived.

Hope you enjoy!

 

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‘SKYLAR’ GUATEMALAN HUIPIL POUCH
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‘PTERODACTYL MADNESS’ GUATEMALAN HUIPIL CLUTCH
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‘INDIGOGO’ HUIPIL FLOOR CUSHION
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‘EMMA MAUDE’ GUATEMALAN HUIPIL CLUTCH
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‘RED RED WINE’ HUIPIL FLOOR CUSHION
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CLUTCHES!!!!
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‘PINK PANTHER’ GUATEMALAN HUIPIL POUCH
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‘SKYLAR’ GUATEMALAN HUIPIL POUCH
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The most talented weaver and mastermind behind this collection, MAYRA!

 

SHOP OUR GUATEMALAN COLLECTION HERE!

Day-to-Night with Maven

Why change your clothes when you can simply change your accessories?

Here’s how to wear the same dress from day to night:

MORNING

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Not sure what to wear to your morning brunch with the girls? Dress up an easy black dress with a fitted leather jacket, a pair of cute boots, a scarf, and a neutral clutch!
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Shown: ‘Evening Out’ Black Stole / ‘Seaweed’ Leather Foldover Clutch / Kilim Boots (Coming soon!)

MID-DAY

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Heading downtown to meet your beau? Switch into some comfy, yet fab, flats! Don’t forget your carryall, too!
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The ‘Oh Sooo Studly’ Black Bowler is fantastic for a day out – store your iPad Mini, iPhone, wallet, water bottle, a book, and anything else you might need while you’re commuting!

NIGHT

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Dinner time, already? Dress up your outfit by wearing a stole as a shrug over your dress! We love the bold ‘Music in the Park’ Brown Stole!
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The ‘Little Olive’ Leather Foldover Clutch is not only gorgeous, but the perfect size for your phone, a small wallet, and some lipstick!
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Our leather ‘Tiny Spotted Leopard’ Flats are so comfortable and versatile! Such a great statement piece for your night out.

Show us how you transition from day to night #stylingwithmaven!

-Heather

Holiday Clutches

With all of the holiday events and parties we have coming up, we have been on a search for the perfect clutch to go with any outfit.  We came across a site called Novica.  Novica is in association with National Geographic and has a site where artisans from around the world are selling their products.  We love how the site gives you all of the information behind each product and even includes an informational card with each purchase.  Check out some unique, handmade clutches that would be perfect for a holiday lunch or a fancy party!

Made by Nupur located in India 

Made by Napan located in Bali 

Made by Shalini Saluja located in India
Made by Louis Carlos and Gloria located in Central America
Made by Laura del Carmen Conreras located in Central America