You may have noticed that we’ve been a bit quiet this year about unveiling new Yabal product designs for 2018… That’s because we’ve been busy developing a very new product collection, unlike anything we’ve ever done before! In late 2018, we will be unveiling Yabal’s new ecological line of home textile accessories- a lifestyle collection crafted using with all cotton threads with natural dyes, recycled denim threads, natural sheep’s wool, and recycled plastic bags. Each fabric is handwoven and embroidered by our women’s weaving cooperatives using the 5,000 year old Mayan back-strap loom.
As always, it’s a fair trade certified collection but with extra care and creativity added in order to protect our natural environment. This is truly sustainable home design for both people and planet!
Here’s some photos to give you a little sneak peak of what we’ve been up to- please let us know what you think!
Artisanally woven sheeps wool rug, with natural sheep color tones and cochineal dye.
Traditional handwoven fabric with mayan embroidery with natural plant dye and ash.
Artisan-made natural wool rug with natural sheep tones and indigo dyed yarn.
Traditional handwoven Mayan embroidery with natural cotton threads, mixed recycled denim thread, and naturally dyed cotton.
Handwoven textile with recycled denim threads and natural cotton dyed with elderberry and ashes, featuring hand-embroidered detailing.
Handwoven natural cotton thread with natural dye made from ash.
Handwoven Mayan embroidery designs with natural cotton thread, elderberry dye, and recycled denim thread.
Handwoven textile with natural cotton, elderberry and ash natural dyes.
Artisanally woven wool rug using natural sheep tones and naturally dyed elderberry yarn.
Handwoven fabric with embroidery detailing. Made with natural cotton thread, and dyed with plants, elderberry fruit, and ash.
Cutting bags for weaving workshop
Yabal plastic bag weaving workshop
Weaving of recycled plastic bags using the Mayan back-strap loom
Stay tuned… Yabal Eco Home collection to debut in late 2018!