YAKAYA, an ethical fashion brand inspired by Guatemalan weaving art.
Our mission is to create fashion with a purpose – connecting cultures, inspiring beauty, teaching, learning, collaborating and supporting talented artisans; offering them a platform to share their artwork with a global market.
We use Guatemalan fabrics in our designs and create customized pieces to perfectly fit the customer’s style and body shape. There is also a small line of ready-made styles available.
Damen Weste "Uma" mit einem schönem handgewebten Guatemala Stoff - jedes Teil ein Unikat - Ethno, Hippie, Boho - Style
Individuelle Damen Weste "Uma", mit einem schönem einmaligen und handgewebten Guatemala Stoff und schwarzem Innenfutter.
A symbiosis of ancient art & contemporary design, made ethically with a social impact
Our mission is to create fashion with a purpose – connecting cultures, inspiring beauty, teaching, learning, collaborating and supporting talented artisans; offering them a platform to share their artwork worldwide.
Designer and Founder
I am a passionate and experienced Ethical Fashion Designer from Berlin, Germany and currently living part-time at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.
Searching for a greater purpose in life, I felt a calling to travel to Guatemala and connect with the Mayan culture through exploring their villages and getting to know the local weavers.
Creating fashion with a purpose is my mission – sharing my skills through teaching local women new sewing and pattern-making techniques, and supporting them with a fair living wage to create a better world for them and their families.