Handmade Guatemalan products which incorporates traditional native textiles of Mayan descent combined with leather turning them into high quality designs.
I opened my first store in the little town of Pastores, Guatemala. Pastores is a town known for its great handmade leatherwork.
When I first started my research on how leather shoes and Huipils, the traditional Guatemala garment, were made, I was amazed.
It takes up to 8 hours per pair of shoe and up to three months to make one Huipil. Born and raised in Guatemala, I was surprised they don’t teach us this at school.
It’s an incredible part of our heritage and culture that we are not taught to value. I felt I had to do my little part and show the world how incredibly rich Guatemalan culture is and how through artistic handmade work, artisans around Guatemala can make a living.
To design beautiful, high quality handmade Guatemalan leather products while creating fair and stable jobs for those so badly in need of them.
Kolt works to train the local women of Pastores to make our products, improving their skillset and putting them in a better position to support their families. As well as training and providing jobs in the Pastores community, Kolt also works with other artisans and weavers around different regions of Guatemala providing them with increased revenue.
Every piece of Kolt you take home is a little bit of Guatemalan art and reflects the amazing handmade products of art that this country produces.
3a Calle Poniente #25 La Antigua, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala.
10:30am – 6pm