Our baby bonnets are made with the intention to dress the most important people in our lives with the best materials available.The bonnets are cozy and beautiful and the materials are carefully selected taking care of the land and ourselves. Organic cotton is breathable and perfect for the warm weather.
The hand woven fabrics are made with native brown cotton that has been hand spun to threads and woven on both back strap and pedal loom (rhomb weave). Dyed threads have natural dyes. The native cotton originates from the state of Oaxaca and Guerrero. Hand spun yarn gives the beautiful rustic feeling in the fabric.
Available in three natural colors:
Native un-dyed brown cotton (coyuche) from the coast of Oaxaca. 100% organic cotton which is hand spun into yarn on a spinning wheel called charkha/khadi. Hand woven to fabric on a back strap loom.
The burgundy color is obtained from cochineal produced in the Oaxaca Valley (Zimatalán).
100% organic cotton which is hand spun into yarn on a spinning wheel called charkha/khadi. Hand woven on a back strap loom. Please note:the wine colors leak more in the wash than blue or brown colors.
Light Brown, Rhomb Weave
The color brown is obtained from the oak bark collected in the forests of the Sierra Sur. It is very similar to the color of the naturally colored cotton we use called coyuche. 50 % organic hand spun cotton, 50% Eqyptian cotton, woven on a pedal loom.
· MADE IN OAXACA, MEXICO ·
COMMUNITY ·NATURAL· CREATIONS
More about the textiles:
Participate in a meaningful, culturally appropriate, sustainable artisanal production that supports rural life through cottage industry.
To be a significant and reliable force for the generation of well-being, prosperity and independence within the life of the people of San Sebastián Rio Hondo, Oaxaca.
The cotton used is native to the Costa Chica of Oaxaca and Guerrero. It is heritage white and coyuchi cotton (brown color) from 35 small producers from 12 coastal communities of Oaxaca. The farmers participate in a program for ecological production and the increase of biodiversity in their plots.
At present, there are 200 women from the villages and ranches of San Sebastián Rio Hondo who remove with their hands the seeds of cotton brought from the coast, card and spin it, all by hand using spinning wheels in their homes.
Local carpenters reproduce the wheel designed by Gandhi so that each artisan has her own.
There are two types of handicraft fabric applied in the village: Pedal loom and waist loom.
- Wash Separately
- Hand wash/ Delicate Wash
- Water 30 ºC
- Mild (neutral) Liquid Soap
- Dry in Shade, Hang Dry
- Iron Damp On Low
- No Bleach, No Tumble Dryer
- Keep natural dyed products out of direct sunlight. When drying outside please dry in a shaded area.
- Please make sure detergent or soap does not come into direct contact with the dyed material. Dissolve in water first.
- Do not use bleach. Some household detergents contain bleach so please check before use.
- Please be careful around acids, most of the dyes can react to acid.
- It is possible some of the dyes will change color when they come in contact with iron or copper while wet.
Handwoven apparel are artisan crafted by hand from start to finish and might change slightly in size or color, contain some weavers knots, pulls or other signs about handwork. The color of naturally dyed textiles is not always equal on the whole fabric but can be darker or lighter in some parts, it can also fade when washed. Each thread dyeing and weaving also creates slightly different piece, so each cloth is unique.