Earlier this week I visited Oslo's Design and Architecture Centre DogA and met with Karsten Gjefle of NorksForm and non-profit Design Without Borders. During our meeting he showed me some beautiful products from ZUMOS.
ZUMOS is a team of Maya Tz’utuhil weavers from San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala, who have been working with norwegian designer Heidi Strøm, creating innovative textile products.
The collection contains low volumes of unique, handmade pieces, carefully controlled to ensure high quality, exclusive designs. A collection of tablerunners, ties, scarfs and document/laptop cases will soon be on sale in Norway.
‘Zumos’ translates to mean the qualities of strength, essence, vigour and vitality inherent, in this case, in the pieces and the women who create them. In supporting Zumos you serve to economically empower the women directly by providing them with a fair income.
Zumos is supported by SUNDAÇION SOLAR & DESIGN WITHOUT BORDERS.