Are any of your ponchos eco-friendly?

Yes! Most are created with sustainable materials and natural fibers.
For example, Luisa Villavicencio’s family in Guatemala cultivates cotton in several natural colors — jade, ixcaco (cocoa) and ivory, or crude cotton. In fact, people are surprised to learn that no dyes are used. The family is involved in the entire process, from growing the cotton, to weaving it and transforming it into apparel. She often combines it with recycled denim fibers derived from clothing factory scraps. In Thailand, an eco-friendly technique called ouke printing may be used. The artisan selects natural leaves and flowers, arranges them on cotton fabric, and applies steam. They are left in place for a day or two to leave their images permanently on the poncho.

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