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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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Can Fashion Be an Engine for Sustainable Development?
Can Fashion Be an Engine for Sustainable Development?

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Sep 04, 2021

Since fashion has become a matter of international relevance, interesting projects have been developed to rethink the garment sector in a sustainable perspective. Let us analyze the most inspiring ones.

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Sustainability Through Tradition: the Relationship Between Mayan Culture and Nature
Sustainability Through Tradition: the Relationship Between Mayan Culture and Nature

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Jul 27, 2021

At the end of July, Guatemala celebrates the Fiesta Nacional Indigena de Guatemala (National Indigenous Celebration), where representatives of different indigenous groups gather in Cobán to honor the native ...

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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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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! Two Must-See Mayan Sites in Guatemala
Let's Visit! 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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