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Collectively Woven Marketplace

Imagine knowing the artisans who made your clothes. Imagine being an active participant in making your accessories, home goods, and sacred tools. Imagine their craftsmanship with your creativity.

This is what we do and this is what you can do to.

Create, mindfully consume, give back.

All our products are designed to create awareness for social good, entrepreneurship and connection with indigenous women and their families.

Join us, in your wardrobe, in your home or on retreat.

Create with artisans. Connect with your creativity. Consciously consume.


Leather Bags

Whether you are traveling the world, going away for the weekend, heading to a meeting, or working at a cafe - a beautiful bag that can keep all of your sacred items is a must. 

May a bag pull you to serve, create, change, and inspire others. 

Each bag is made by artisans who truly love their craft. They work on one bag at a time and are not only warm and delightful but desire to showcase the great work of their people.


Mayan Huipil Blouses

Mayan women hand embroider their own traditional blouses that they still wear today. After wearing them, they donate or sell to markets or women like myself. The women that I've spoken with are proud of their work and are truly excited that non-native sisters around the world desire to wear and showcase their blouses. 

Each village in Guatemala has their own style of embroidery and color palletes. Cotton is picked and naturally dyed while the patterns are inspired by nature and the gifts that Mother Earth provides them.


Sacred Bags

We invite you to take a look at the sacred bags that have been intentionally created for your magic tools. As priestesses, you may feel called to own a handmade bag that is used only for your ceremonies and rituals. 

All woven bags are created by artisans and their families. All leather bags are created in San Juan with the visionary being Nicolas and his wife Dina. Leather medicine bags are handstitched and made with love.


Travel Bags

All travel bags are made by women located in a village known as San Juan on Lake Atitlan. These women belong to cooperatives and have found themselves being celebrated for their craftsmanship. By purchasing a travel bag, you are helping women and their families live a life that is above the poverty line. All products are fair trade. 

Let's purchase goods and know where they are come from. And may I be the sister who helps you make the connection.


Coming Soon...

Priestess clothes, leather accessories, jewelry, medicine bags, sacred home goods, and other Collectively Woven merchandise.


Frequently Asked Questions

 

Collectively Woven Info

Each piece is unique due to the nature of handmade products. The sizes, colors, patterns, and fabric will be a bit different from one piece to another. This includes all garments, accessories, and home products.

Mayan traditional Huipiles that have been brought back are also not hemmed. They are frayed which provides a natural, charming quality and ensures no two pieces are the same. You will notice how they are not done by a machine and instead be inspired by the time and dedication to create these masterpieces.

Shipping

We are currently offering free shipping for any purchases that are over $250 in the United States and $350 internationally. 

Free Shipping:
Code for US:  FREESHIPUS
Code for International:  FREESHIPWORLD

Additional cost for shipping are: 

  • United States: $12.95
  • Canada: $22.95
  • Europe: $27:95
  • Rest of the World: $34.95

Please allow at least 3 business days for your order to process prior to shipment.
7-10 days of transit time though most sisters will receive their orders faster than that if you live in the U.S. 
International orders will take a little longer. 

Important information for international customers >> Please note that we shall declare all packages, no matter what it includes as a gift valuing $15-20 USD. You are responsible for all duty fees and custom declarations in your own country. We are not responsible for lost or delayed packages. 

Returns and Exchanges

All sales are final every piece has been curated with love and devotion. Sora and Eric have traveled to Guatemala to connect with the women's collectives and picked out pieces that spoke to them. We invite you to please feel into the merchandise and choose with care. We unfortunately cannot exchange or have you return a product because you have have changed your mind. Let us celebrate the artisans by supporting their work, their craft, and the quality of their life.

To ensure that this experience feels sacred and seamless, here are some suggestions:

>> If you have any questions about the items at hand, please reach out to us at [email protected] Share with us what you desire to know and we will be happy to respond with detail information which could even include a little video love note for you sharing the merchandise you are interested in purchasing. 

>> Please remember that no item will look the same because the brilliant artisans are creating unique handmade items. 

>> If there is is any concern with your sacred purchase, we are more than happy to connect. If there is a faulty hardware we may exchange the product for you though please be aware that we may not have the same item in stock.

>> All postal fees for an exchange will be paid by the customer. 

Care Instructions

Loving reminder that our artisans have handmade all of these curated products. Therefore, the frays, imperfections, and recycled materials are what makes these items special. As a cosmic warrior priestess, I invite you to see the beauty, charm, and talent behind each sacred item. 

As a sacred space holder, healer, witch, priestess, retreat guide, teacher, bohemian goddess, and star sister, may we continue to be dedicated to women supporting women.

Create with the women. Connect with your creativity. Consciously Consume.

All our products are designed to create awareness for social good, female entrepreneurship and connection with indigenous women.

How to take care of your merchandise:
>> Use gentle, natural soap and cold water to either hand wash or spot clean.
>> You may notice that your garment or merchandise frays or has loose threads. Please do not pull but instead use scissors to cut any loose strands. 

Trip to Guatemala

Sister, do you desire to join us on a buying trip to Guatemala? We would love to have you! I am more than happy to create a personal shopping trip with you at any time or during a scheduled retreat. Therefore, if the below dates do not work, we simply look at our calendars and carve out 7 days that work for us both. Your private trip can be solo, with another dear girlfriend, or with your partner. 

Women Collectively Woven
A Sacred Awakening Guatemala Design, Shopping + Ceremony Retreat
April 14-21, 2018

Over ten years ago I was called to the sacred land of Guatemala. I spent two beautiful years getting to know the land and her people. Much of my time outside of teaching was spent in Antigua which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the majestic Lake Atitlan which is the crater of a huge volcano that resides under the water. Many come from all of the world to immerse themselves in the indigenous Mayan culture along with other spiritual practices.

Each village that surrounds the lake has a distinct feel and unique customs which include their deep knowledge in a particular craft that have been passed down from one generation to another.

Let me share a little bit about Guatemala before I share more info regarding an exciting experience I hope you feel the call to participate in.

There are about 24 ethnic groups in Guatemala which counts for 6 million people (60% of the total Guatemalan population) and of that, 22% are affected with extreme poverty. In Lake Atitlan and in several other villages around Guatemala, women have begun women’s collectives or cooperatives. They are run within their community and no woman can join more than one collective ensuring that each have the opportunity to learn a craft, design, create, make and fine-tune their skills as an artisan. This knowledge is then passed along to their children, especially the young girls.

On a good day, a woman may earn 25 quetzales which is about $3.60 USD while a woman who is part of a women’s collective may earn 150 quetzales, approximately $21.43 USD a day. That is an 83% increase in their household earnings. Not only that, the women have expressed to us that they feel empowered and free to support their families and create a life that honors their heritage while also improving their daily lives.

So why do I share this, dear sister?

Over a year ago I sat with Eric, my partner, sharing a dream I had. To return to sacred places that are near and dear to my heart like Guatemala and Peru. I would search for women’s collectives and share their stories, their beautiful handmade merchandise, and learn to be more intentional and conscious around consumption. A month before arriving in Guatemala Eric and I dropped in and vowed to try. To try this out and see what magic would arise from this devotional act.

With so much love, I introduce you to Collectively Woven, a sacred experience that shall open your heart, connect you with inspiring women around the world, and encourage you to consider social conscious consumerism. Collectively Woven will be an experience, but it will now also be a clothing and home goods brand that honors women supporting women.

As your guide, we invite you to join us in April for a Women Collectively Woven Retreat in Guatemala.

Women Collectively Woven
A Sacred Awakening Guatemala Design, Shopping + Ceremony Retreat
April 14-21, 2018

I have always loved merchandise which led me to a previous career in fashion. This along with my love for far and away places, conversing with travelers and locals, exploring new sacred lands, yummy food, magic, rituals and ceremonies, and women supporting women - this project is the divine union of all that I am.

 

This is for you if…

  • You yearn to know where your products come from: conscious consumption
  • You feel the call to explore Guatemala, specifically Lake Atitlan and Antigua
  • You would love to design your own product for your home, wardrobe, or business
  • You desire to meet the women artisans, hear their stories, and support their businesses
  • You are ready to go on a retreat where you may also rest, slow down, and be nourished
  • You are interested in learning more about cooperatives or how we go from design to product to brand storytelling to final sale as an online conscious business

 

You will experience:

  • A Mayan Ceremony
  • Massage with an amazing healer
  • Excursions to different villages around the lake
  • Tours and intimate connection time with the women’s collectives
  • Shopping for inspiration
  • Design days where we help you design your personal merchandise that the women will them make specifically for you
  • Beautiful accommodations at a eco-conscious hotel on Lake Atitlan and in Antigua

 

I personally would be so excited if you joined us. I love you deeply and as a sister, it would be such a gift to share this magical experience with you. Simply email us at [email protected] to learn more. You'll be asked to put down a $500 deposit to secure your spot. 

 

The total cost of the Women Collectively Woven Retreat is $3,999

 

This includes:

  • 5 nights in Lake Atitlan and 2 nights in Antigua at two beautiful hotels
  • Transport from the airport to Lake Atitlan, transport to the airport from Antigua
  • All sacred excursions (ceremonies, massage and tours)
  • Meeting the talented artisans of the women’s collectives where you will purchase and design your goodies. We ensure that you will receive great service and amazing prices.
  • Design support and loving guidance from Sora 
  • Sacred space holding, heavy lifting, warm celebrations, and creative direction from Eric

 

What this does not include:

  • Your flight from your country to Guatemala City
  • Food, snacks, extra activities you desire to participate in
  • Your shopping purchases from the women’s collectives
  • Other incidentals such as gratuities


 

Women Collectively Woven
A Sacred Awakening Guatemala Design, Shopping + Ceremony Retreat
April 14-21, 2018
Full amount of $3,999
or a deposit of $500 with 3 installments of $1,170

 

Let the journey begin. Say yes, dear sister.

We are collectively woven in sisterhood and together we can change the world one item at a time.

Stay Sacred,
Sora