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Understanding Our Weavers - Conducting Surveys to Understand Their Needs
Understanding Our Weavers - Conducting Surveys to Understand Their Needs

By Trama Coordinator on Jul 28, 2022

Something that is important to us is making sure our weavers are able to keep their ancient tradition of weaving alive whilst earning a sustainable living. Whilst we are committed to paying our weavers a fai...

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Maya History and Cultural Resources
Maya History and Cultural Resources

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Jul 25, 2022

Whilst we do our best to explain, highlight and show the story and history behind our products and the weavers who create them (from their culture to their religion), we also want to recognise the incredible...

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Cross-Cultures Series: Isla Amantani del Lago Titicaca!
Cross-Cultures Series: Isla Amantani del Lago Titicaca!

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Jun 27, 2022

Cross-Cultures Series: Isla Amantani del Lago Titicaca!    This spring, former Trama volunteers Myrthe and Zella, visited Bolivia and Peru together! Here they are in the daily traje of women from the Island...

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Cross-Cultures Series: Molas from Panama
Cross-Cultures Series: Molas from Panama

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Jun 26, 2022

The Guna people of Panama crafts beautiful molas as part of their traditional dress. The molas are made with intricate designs from skillful women who have had the traditions passed down through generations of women.

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Addressing the Mental Health Crisis in Guatemala
Addressing the Mental Health Crisis in Guatemala

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Jun 25, 2022

A quick look into the current mental health crisis in Guatemala, including potential causes and upcoming solutions to the difficulties that the people of Guatemala face.

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Inspiring Mayan Women: Hear Their Stories
Inspiring Mayan Women: Hear Their Stories

By Coordinator - Volunteers on May 05, 2022

Rigoberta Menchú is probably one of the most inspiring Mayan women of Guatemala. She is an advocate for social justice and human rights of indigenous peoples in Guatemala and is internationally known for her...

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The 21st Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
The 21st Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

By Coordinator - Volunteers on May 05, 2022

From 25 April to 6 May 2022, the 21st Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2022) will take place. The theme is “Indigenous peoples, business, autonomy and the human rights principles of due d...

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Mayan survivors of sexual violence celebrate the verdict
Maya survivors of sexual violence fight for justice

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Apr 08, 2022

On the 24th of January the High Risk Court in Guatemala sentenced five former members of the paramilitary Civil Self-Defense Patrols (PAC), armed groups recruited by Guatamala’s army, to 30 years imprisonmen...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Zella in Xela
Volunteer Spotlight: Zella in Xela

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Mar 24, 2022

In the last six months, my work with Trama Textiles has given me the most memorable experience of my life. When I arrived in September of 2021 I did not know how welcomed I would be, into a community not on...

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The real cost of selling more: why you won't find Black Friday offers on Trama Textiles' online shop

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Nov 26, 2021

Like every year, towards the end of November, discounts and promotions are popping up everywhere. Our inboxes and social media accounts are flooded with deals that “we do not want to miss out on”, and all of...

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Meet our New Volunteer Lottie
Meet our New Volunteer Lottie

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Nov 01, 2021

Hello! My name is Lottie and I am so excited to be a new online volunteer for Trama Textiles. I have just graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in English Literature, and am now doing a masters in Printed Textiles for Fashion and Interiors at the University for the Creative Arts.

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On the Road: San Juan Cotzal
On the Road: San Juan Cotzal

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Oct 12, 2021

Our venture to San Juan Cotzal is the first of many trips to strengthen our connection to the women in our most rural highland pueblos. 

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