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Becoming a Trama Tribe Member
Becoming a Trama Tribe Member

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Jun 18, 2021

We have introduced the possibility of joining the Trama Tribe by becoming monthly donors of our Education Fund. By providing life-changing opportunities to the children of our community, you will receive first access to new products, an exclusive newsletter, and the ability to order tailored designs.

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Interview with our volunteer Clemmie | TRAMA TEXTILES
Interview with our volunteer Clemmie | TRAMA TEXTILES

By Coordinator - Volunteers on May 07, 2021

INTERVIEW WITH OUR VOLUNTEER: CLEMMIE DESMONS Hola! My name is Clemmie, I am half French / half English, I am 37, I live in London but grew up in the south of France. I work as a French, Spanish and Interna...

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guatemalan weavers
Our Fashion Revolution week is every week

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Apr 19, 2021

Every year, in April, the world celebrates Fashion Revolution Week, an event entirely dedicated to ethical and sustainable fashion. But for us at Trama Textiles, fashion revolution week is every week of the year. Our values are those of fair trade, respect for our weavers, and protection of the environment.

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THE GUATEMALAN SYMBOL OF FREEDOM: THE RESPLENDENT QUETZAL
THE GUATEMALAN SYMBOL OF FREEDOM: THE RESPLENDENT QUETZAL

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Apr 08, 2021

Worshipped by Mayas and Aztecs, the Quetzal is the symbol of Guatemala. This symbolism is not accidental: the local tradition considers it a symbol of freedom because it was believed it preferred to die of hunger rather than to live as a prisoner.

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LET'S VISIT TOGETHER THE TWO MUST-SEE MAYAN SITES IN GUATEMALA!
LET'S VISIT TOGETHER THE TWO MUST-SEE MAYAN SITES IN GUATEMALA!

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Mar 04, 2021

So don't stop, keep looking, keep snooping and keep falling in love with this beautiful country. And as soon as this period will be over, come visit and breathe in the magic that these places exude. We at Trama Textiles are waiting for you with open arms!!

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The Coffee Journey
The Coffee Journey

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Feb 05, 2021

The journey from the tree to the cup takes time, efforts and lot of work. The best coffees must not only have been harvested at the best time of ripeness, but they must also have "stabilized" sufficiently before being roasted, so that the fine aromas and flavors can be experienced at their maximum. Flavours and aromas of coffee depend on the characteristics of the soil, temperatures, altitude, rainfall and winds. All these characteristics make the bean unique. In Guatemala there are eight coffee production areas characterized by as many microclimates. Let's discover them together!

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Christmas in Guatemala and how it's influenced by Mayan culture
Christmas in Guatemala and how it's influenced by Mayan culture

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Dec 04, 2020

Guatemala is a particularly interesting place to look at during Christmas time. Not only is it after Bolivia the country with the second highest percentage of indigenous population, mainly the different Maya...

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Elderly woman sits by a tomb, adorned with candles and flowers
The Day of the Dead in Guatemala: a journey through spirituality and Mayan traditions

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Nov 02, 2020

The Day of the Dead, Dìa de Los Muertos in Spanish, is a traditional celebration that occurs on November 1 throughout Latin America, corresponding to the Christian day of All Saints. Originally descending fr...

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Elote Flavour
Elote Flavour

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Oct 05, 2020

Corn - also known as elote - has graced Guatemalan culture for generations. According to Mayan mythology, God created man and woman from a seed of corn. To this day, Guatemalan people cherish this staple cro...

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Guatemalan Food Markets in the Time of COVID
Guatemalan Food Markets in the Time of COVID

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Sep 01, 2020

Guatemalan food markets are a national institution. Bustling and sprawling, lining roads and street corners, freighted with fruit and vegetables, they are where Guatemalans come together. At a Guatemalan foo...

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Group of smiling Mayan weavers, dressed in red and blue traditional huipil and corte, from an Indigenous Community of the Guatemalan Highlands
Indigenous Cultures: An Incredible Richness to be Safeguarded

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Aug 07, 2020

It is estimated that in the world there are more than 5000 indigenous populations, numbering at least 370 million people who live in 70 different nations. The recognition of indigenous people's rights is the...

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Traditional clothing in Santa Maria de Jesus
Unravelling the traditions of Guatemalan clothing

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Jul 13, 2020

Guatemala is internationally recognised for the unique style of traditionally crafted fabrics, such as those lovingly produced at Trama Textiles. Despite the influences of globalisation, the indigenous peopl...

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