A proper trip to Oaxaca begins before you’ve arrived. In the moments leading up to your flight’s descent, you paste your nose to the window (travel tip #1: choose a window seat), captivated by the staggering view of southern Mexico’s Sierra Madre mountains...
This brief guide is meant to provide a foundation of understanding about traditional Guatemalan textiles. It covers basic weaving terms to understand the textiles, an overview of some of our favorite textiles and why we think they are special, and important things to consider when purchasing vintage Guatemalan textiles.
Rachel Ross and Averie Floyd, power team behind Guatemala-based sustainable clothing brand Casa Flor designs, talk textile production in Guatemala and what it means to be an ethical clothing brand in today's world.
Thread Caravan is joining forces with 10+ brands around the world to bring you access to ethical + sustainable goods. Join the Ethical Fashion Shakeup to receive special brand stories and discounts from June 28-30, 2017.
Thread Caravan has teamed up with bridal gown designer Claudia Toffano to help kickstart her new artisan brand. Support the artisans and brand launch by going on an artisan adventure with us in Cuetzalan, Mexico!
During Thread Caravan's recent scouting trip to Cuba, we had the opportunity to collaborate with artisan brand Anaak Collection, taking photos of their new pieces in some stunning Cuban settings. During the process, we got to connect with Anaak founder and designer Marissa Maximo, diving deeper into the brand's story, Marissa's travel history, and their current Mission Fundraiser. Have a peek at our conversation below.
Proud Mary's dedication to preserving traditional artisan craft, paired with their ability to apply traditional craft techniques to more modern silhouettes is quite admirable for us here at Thread Caravan. We caught up with Proud Mary founder + designer, Harper Poe, to learn more about the artisans she works with, the obstacles and rewards of running an artisan business and which of her travels inspire her the most.
The fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world after agriculture. On top of this, it's killing many people each year, keeping children from going to school, not paying workers fair wages, appropriating culture and promoting unrealistic body image. There is a solution; we just have to be part of it. Read on to learn how you can join the ethical fashion movement.
From sheering sheep and watching the northern lights in Iceland, to designer fabric sourcing trips in Guatemala... from apsara dancing classes at ancient Cambodian temples to dancing on the streets with local New Orleans musicians, your custom trip is going to be special.
Today marks Thread Caravan’s one year birthday. As a small start-up company, we feel proud of all we’ve accomplished with the help of our community this year. In case you missed what we’ve been up to, here’s a little recap...
Inspired by deserted islands, Vena Kim's clothing line Maridadi Trading leaves wearers feeling ready for the wind to be whipping their hand-dyed dresses on the beach. We caught up with Vena to hear more about her creative process.