| Feb 9, 2023
New collection "Herencia"
Juxta Nation's journey began in 2013 through trainings for indigenous women from Los Altos de Chiapas focused on capacity building and textile skills, human development and good governance managed by NGOimpacto, the foundation of this project.
This is how, thanks to a gradual and sustained evolution, the first cooperatives of women artisans were formalized in 2021. Juxta Nation's business model and social structure allow for 100 percent involvement of the artisan members, who actively participate in each link of the value chain and receive additional equitable profits from the sales obtained.
The first collection "Amanecer" was the result of the textile experimentation of the artisans as designers, the added value of the collection came from the transmission of ancestral knowledge and the knowledge of the organization that has collaborated in the empowerment of women for 9 years.
For the creation of the second collection, the women artisans have carried out various activities, which could be divided into three phases to summarize the most important ones.
It began with informative meetings, where they were able to define a theme of inspiration, color chart, concept of the collection, in order to develop a moodboard that has served as a reference to be able to develop it.
The creative idea of the collection, for which they decided to develop four autonomous mini collections, where each cooperative designed its own conceptual capsule applying techniques and knowledge of embroidery and weaving and showing the identity of each of their communities, the collection is united by a common thread: The Inheritance “Herencia”, which has been passed from generation to generation.
Now the most demanding part is ahead, the women have begun the creation of the pieces using ancestral techniques of backstrap loom and brocade, which combined with a contemporary design will give them an important differentiator at a commercial level.
Through these processes, women artisans create a vision of themselves and the world. Affirming tradition through something new and resilient. Prepared for change the artisans are transforming their culture in our presence and manifesting their own vision in the textile world.
Thanks to GlobalGiving and all the donors we can continue to professionalize significantly indigenous women, with positive implications in their economy and labor insertion of new generations with the aim of generating a sustainable local development that allows them to achieve economic security for themselves and their families, the road to the "Lekil Kuxlejal".
Kolaval / Wokolaval / Gracias / Thank you
First Phase-Moodboard Cooperative Luchetik
Second Phase-Creative process Yaxinal Antsetik
Third Phase-Production Yaxinal Antsetik
Cooperative Yaxinal Antsetik from Tsajalch'en