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The Painted Man: Carlitos

A typical scene at TRAMA Textiles is Amparo and Oralia working alongside students, as they meticulously weave their first scarf and a few volunteers discussing the difficulties of injecting the printer cartridge with a syringe.  However, there is a regular … Continue reading

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TODO SOBRE MI MADRE

On the second weekend of every May, people from all around the world honour the women in their lives and celebrate Mother´s Day. The day applauds the maternal bonds we have with not only our mamas, but the relationships we … Continue reading

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A New Breed of Conscious Consumers: The Fashionarians

 Guest Blogger: Jillian Szacki Over the last few years, I have supported many of my friends as they made the carefully-articulated decision to become vegetarians or vegans. These decisions were frequently made after watching an investigative documentary on factory farming … Continue reading

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A Day in The Life as a TRAMA Textiles Weaver

Isabel (above) is one of TRAMA Textiles Tejadoras (weavers). The day begins early for forty-year-old Isabel in her small town of Chirijox in the Nahualá highlands. Isabel rises at dawn and cooks a simple breakfast of eggs and beans for her … Continue reading

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What’s New in 2014

There has been a lot of movement, change, and advancements since our last entry back in November of 2013! TRAMA’s machine has been properly greased, thanks to the Alterna Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship! TRAMA has not only been in the … Continue reading

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TRAMA and The Root Collective

TRAMA has been very fortunate to work with so many wonderful people. One of these clients is a woman named Bethany. Bethany is behind The Root Collective, where she partners with non-profits in different countries, Guatemala being one of them. … Continue reading

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Exciting News-Buenas Noticias

Exciting news: The volunteers are about to travel to the tejedoras’ communities to get a better understanding of the weaving process and the histories of the trajes (traditional dresses) in the TRAMA museum. Keep up with the blog for more … Continue reading

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