Right before the pandemic, Patti Carpenter (@pattitrendscope) took us on a guided tour of Guatemala. Throughout her travels, she has gotten the lay of the land, meeting its craftsman, makers, artisans, textures and colors.
After introducing us to Wayil (@wayilbyalgodonesmayas), we knew we needed their Algodones Maya (Mayan Cotton) for our furniture pieces.
We were so enthusiastic about their new denim project – a textile collection made from upcycled denim to make the blue colors and native cottons, lxcaco, Cuyuscate and Jade cotton to create the whites, naturals, and browns. We learned their native cottons almost went extinct in the 90s, and they made it their mission to preserve Guatemala’s natural cotton colors.
It is important for us to partner with organizations with purposeful creativity like Wayil. Since our first meeting, we've curated a selection of four designs - Rayas Noire, Rayas Indigo, Rayas Fino and Rayas Denim just for you, your home, and the environment. And because we like stories that have more than one chapter, we will be announcing more exciting news soon!
The finished product never disappoints. It is an eye catcher and a showstopper like seen here on the Springfield Sofa, the Piper Chair and the Acacia Chair close up.