The narration of this video is in Tzotzil which is the traditional language spoken by the indigenous Tzotzil people in the Mexican state of Chiapas.
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It is incredible to think that a single piece of clothing could take such an extended amount of time to create and that this same garment holds a deeply meaningful story within its fibers. So much thought, passion and love was put into the creation of this huipil and in its finished state it is so much more than a shirt. It is an embodiment of culture, family, struggles and triumphs. It represents courage to defy the norms and pursue your dreams. It is a metaphor for how we should live our lives – with passion, without fear and filled with meaning.
Nature deserves respect, material items deserve respect and it goes without saying that human beings deserve to be respected for exactly who they are, not who society inappropriately deems they should be.
Stories such as this one offer a beautiful affirmation for us as a business. We are immensely proud to source handmade products that have deeply significant people and messages behind them. Our company was built on this principle and it will remain at the forefront of all that we ever do.