Does your clothing define who you are? Or, do you choose clothing to make a fashion statement? Once upon a time I chose clothing that was far from being practical. My juvenile years and early twenties saw to my choosing uncomfortable synthetic clothing.
Well, back then it was the ‘in thing’. They looked good so who cared what they were made from and whether the money spent was worth it. Of course, if I had of known back then what I know now I would have chosen more wisely.
Today, I like to wear clothing that my skin can ‘breathe’ in and wear clothing which doesn’t squeeze the life out of me. My research for natural fibers that have been dyed with plant, soy or vegetable based dyes have led me to artisans who care about our environment and make a living doing so.
Ms. Villavicencio, a Guetamalan woman, was born into a family who regarded the environment and their country’s culture. Taking over her family’s business was the only natural thing she wanted to do. She designs sweaters, scarves and handbags that are made from her own cotton crop.
The clothing is not subjected to dyes as the 100% natural undyed cotton uncovers the natural shades of the fiber. Apart from having a lovely female clothing range which she sells on Novica, Ms. Villavicencio has designed all natural cotton sweaters for men.
To keep up with the demand of selling many of her creations, she has employed 80 artisans to help her produce more of her 100% cotton grown clothing designs.
A small part of the 100% ecological cotton which Luisa grows is donated to the Ixchel Museum in Guatemala City. The museum labours to maintain Guatemala’s indigenous woven fabrics and clothing etc.
Zutujil Women Artisans of Guatemala
They make comfortable and stylish hand-woven all natural cotton scarves, made on a Traditional Back Strap Loom, which have been colored with natural dyes. Their beautiful natural cotton clothing accessories can be purchased from Novica and are shipped worldwide.
For the amount of time it takes to produce their scarves (up to 3 days), I feel their prices are certainly worth every cent.
I am a proud owner of one of their eco friendly hand-woven scarves. You can too by supporting Zutujil Women Artisans of Guatemala in South America.
You can read my review on Erin’s Eco List.
San Jose Women’s Artisan Association
The San Jose Women’s Association use natural fibers and natural dyes to produce their beautiful cotton scarves.
Thanks to Novica, they have aided this association by helping them to sell their items and have taken charge of their customer service and shipping for them.
Other Eco Beauty Products Reviewed
- Organic Facial Age Defense Serum Made by Pure & Green Organics
- 100% Pure Aloe Vera Moisturizing Gel Made by Enchanted Waters
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