The Heartbeat of Hazlo

verb, \ˈaus-loh\: do it; make it

As a brand, we exist to provide a platform for doers across the globe to use their God-given talents and skills: from weaving patterns and tanning leather in remote villages to styling and selling merchandise on urban neighborhoods. Every spontaneous idea, every creative stitch, every business decision – everything we do is accompanied by one single question:

“Will this carry good?”

If the answer is yes, we respond. We do. We make.

While Hazlo seeks to make an impact around the world, we also strive to remain grounded in our roots. This is why every piece of our collection is handcrafted in Guatemala, inspired by its people, culture, and landscape. Our logo intentionally includes a valley, symbolizing the place where we learn, and a mountaintop, symbolizing the place where we rejoice. Our mission is to join others as they carry on from place to place.

We hope we can meet you wherever you are on your journey as a doer. Whether you’re walking through a valley, fighting an uphill battle or enjoying the view from the top – keep on doing. Together, let’s carry good.

 
Hazlo Handmade Guatemala Fair Trade Hand Woven Leather Bags Accessories Belts Antigua Slow Fashion Purse
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our process and pricing

FROM THEIR HANDS...

 

First, the thread is made:

Cotton is picked

Flower or plant is chosen and picked based on the color needed for thread.

Flower is placed in hot water to make the dye. And banana something. ????

The cotton is loosely coiled and knotted into a skein then placed into the dye.

This process is repeated for every single color needed for the textile.

The drying process begins. Which takes about _______ hours.

 

The textile comes to life:

The threads are placed on one of two things: a handmade wooden foot loom that typically is passed down from many generations or a backstrap loom which is handmade, with one end tied around a tree and the other around the weaver. This process takes about ____ depending on the detail of the pattern, color change, and size needed.

Every village in Guatemala is represented by a village pattern. The women in each village that have learned the handicraft typically on know how to weave their own village pattern. These women are known by their local dress which includes a skirt, a belt, and a huipil with their pattern. Therefore, each different pattern in out collection represents a different village, a different set of hands, and a different group of women.

The leather is then chosen and tanned to the color necessary to each product. This process takes anywhere from 4-8 weeks depending on the leather and color needed.

From there, we have a different set of leather workers (typically men) that put our designs to life. Each design has its own handmade form from which every bag is modeled after. From there, the leather and textile is sewn together. The hardware is placed on the product and the product is Hazlo branded.

 

...TO YOURS.