WAYIL is a Guatemalan company that designs handmade products and preserves the natural color of cotton. Founded in 1994, Algodones Mayas was created by two visionaries to share the magic of handwoven textiles. The handwoven cotton pieces help preserve Guatemala’s rich culture, land, natural colors, and motives.
Their ethical pursuit is to produce objects mindfully, rather than consume mindlessly. The company always aims to preserve the environment and following our collaboration with “The New Denim Project” we now use upcycled denim for all our blue colors and tones. They are passionate about cultural preservation and recovered native lxcaco, Cuyuscate and Jade cotton, a form of cotton which almost went extinct in the 90s.
The company’s philosophy is to preserve and celebrate Guatemala’s culture and homes.
WAYIL believes in empowering and encouraging women, this is why almost 80% of artisans are hardworking mothers and daughters who never give up and make their best effort every day to be better.