Gallery: Zumos: Innovative Textiles from Guatemala


High-quality and low-volume is the MO of textile product line, Zumos. In producing what they call “pocket products”: scarves, ties, tablerunners and document carriers that all feature a pocket, the line also stands behind quality production that offers fair income to the workers that create them. The line is a collaboration between Norwegian designers Heidi Strøm and Johan Rye Holmboe, and a team of Maya Tz’utuhil weavers from San Juan La Laguna in Guatemala. ‘Zumos’ translates to strength, essence, vigor and vitality– qualities inherent in the women who make the products and also in all of the products. Fabulous!

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1 Comment

  1. theokobox December 14, 2008 at 8:33 am

    the pocket tye is a fabulous witty idea! I totally love it… i wonder if old tyes could be converted/upcycled to have this feature??!!

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