Handwoven by Flying Shuttle Weavers
Handmade in Guatemala
Designed in USA
Bring a modern and fresh look to your home with our handwoven towels. Made of high quality cotton, they are soft enough to be used as face or hand towels, but also absorbent to quickly absorb any spills around your kitchen.
This towel is handwoven by master weavers in the San Marcos region of Guatemala using traditional foot loom techniques and exclusively designed by Mozaïque in the USA. Each piece is individually handwoven to avoid any waste in the production process. Each towel is made of more than 1080 threads and the artisan used the shuttle about 900 times.
Your purchase supports Mozaïque’s efforts to increase artisans’ financial wellbeing. Our mission is to ensure that artisans can rely on regular and constant income and do not have to give up their craftsmanship to support their households. Artisans are paid up-front a fair market value price.
While we are developing more modern, contemporary designs, Mozaïque is very particular about using traditional weaving techniques and encouraging our partners on the ground to preserve and pass on their craft and knowledge.
Mozaïque works directly with a network of master weavers in rural areas in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. More than six individuals, women and men, are involved in the production of each piece and only the weaving process itself takes about an hour.
We approach the production process holistically and transparently as Mozaique is directly involved: from sourcing of the raw fibre, dyeing, designing, weaving, packaging and quality control.
Eco Friendly Packaging - Plant Me Seed Paper
As part of our zero-waste mission, we are committed to offering you a product experience that lasts. When you’re ready to use the towel for the first time, don’t part ways with the wrap-around. Plant it in your favourite spot in a pot or your garden, water it and watch wildflowers bloom. See below planting instructions.
GuaTela Towel - Chestnut Dawn
- Machine washable
- Tumble dry low /air dry
- ONLY use non-chlorine if necessary.
- Gets softer and more absorbent with every wash.
- Due to the nature of handcrafted goods, slight variations are embraced.