Folk Project collective

By weaving together stories of artistry from the traditional and modern world, we are aiming to create meaningful interior design pieces, made to sustain beyond the trends. The majority of our pieces are made out of upcycled garments worn by Maya women. Traditionally, people in Guatemala sell their used clothes at markets, to be either reworn or transformed in bags, coin purses, table runners. We have loved the idea that a textile can have multiple lives, that it can carry various stories. Our purpose is to magnify the Huipil as well as the other fabrics we use. For us, they are more than textiles; they are pieces of art.
We like that old textiles on a chair get a chance of rebirth, to be part of a new cycle of life.

 

 

 

A virtuous circle

Folk Project aims at promoting creativity with intention and care. In a world where most fabrics and industries are mass-produced and highly polluting, Folk Project is striving to develop sustainable and traceable production.
    Folk Project has created a fair and healthy relationship with artisans attempting to sustain their jobs. By adjusting production to their capacity, Folk Project ensures that artisans are working within their pace in the right work conditions. Folk Project commits to pay each artisan a fair price, which means the price they want.

      Wishing that our poetic design will awake curiosity, Folk Project has been keen to promote Central American traditions and to celebrate its folk culture. We hope to continue this beautiful endeavor with artisans and its public.

       

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