“Creating Revenue through the Arts” by Wendy Carpenter.
For 11 year I have been traveling to Guatemala and working with the Mayan weavers to collaborate on talents and to give support to the indigenous weavers of Guatemala. I design jackets, coats, and vests with the hand weaved Mayan Jaspe' fabric. My work is a fair trade project that provides a specialized skill and higher standard of living for the indigenous families, and the Mayan community as a whole!
2016 jacket design-Kimono style.
2017 jacket design-open cardigan style.
2018 jacket design-waist length zipper jacket hand sewed in sections with nylon fabric and hand weaved tapestry fabric.