What is Huipil? We’re glad you asked! Come explore our beautiful collection of Huipil designs where remnants of ancient Mayan traditions are transformed into modern eco-friendly fashion that celebrates culture and reduces your carbon footprint. (Read Time: 1 min.)
Made from Upcycled Mayan Huipil
Upcycling – The Art of Transformation
When a woman creates or receives a new Huipil blouse, Artisans then upcycle the well-loved Huipil fabric she no longer wears into a colorful new design. Upcycling is the art of transforming a material into something new that has greater purpose and value than the original.
How Huipil is Changing Lives
Huipil Artisans Rosa (left) & Martha (right) with Trades of Hope founder, Gretchen (center)
“My name is Martha. I am from Patzun, a town in the department (state) of Chimaltenango. I am very happy to be here with you! It is a blessing from God to have you here in our nation of Guatemala. Because the truth is it benefits my family – and our countrywomen most of all – because we are given the opportunity to work. This work you all do reaches to us and reaches to many other people. Thank you very much and God bless you!”
– Martha, Huipil Artisan in Guatemala
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Huipil & Tipico Artisans
Click on each photo below to discover more about our Huipil and Tipico Artisan partners and products in GUATEMALA.