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guate stoffe - a piece of Guatemala in Vienna

A piece of Guatemala in Vienna - the colorful fabrics by guate stoffe simply make you feel good. In the last blog post I introduced you to OmYogatela who produce their products with the colorful fabrics of guate stoffe. Today, Daniel  guate stoffe tofells you more about the fabrics and how it all came to be.

I am very excited about the great fabrics and the many bright colors. The shop simply makes you happy and brings you in a good mood.

Shortly intruduce your products ...

guate stoffe imports and sells textile craft from the highlands of Guatemala, high-quality, handwoven cotton fabrics, which are further processed to hammocks, blankets, scarves and bags.

What makes your products so special?

We work directly with local women's co-operatives and families, fair trade, sustainability and the preservation of an indigenous identity in a long textile tradition of these descendants of the Mayas, is of particular concern to us.

How did you come up with the idea for these producty?

On my long trips across Latin America, I discovered the picturesque Lago Attitlan and spent a few weeks in the small villages around the lake, diving into this colorful and magical world, marveling at the archaic processes of web art, coloring with natural ones Raw materials and the relaxed serenity of the locals, and so one evening, as the sun sank behind the volcanoes, the idea of offering these colors, these liveliness, these products here in Austria arose.

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Why did you choose Vienna as location?

I am originally from Carinthia, but have been living and working in Vienna for 15 years, I love this city, I feel at home here, but in the gray and cold winter months, the energetic power and cheerful intensity of the colorful colors are simply missing. I want to change that.

Is there anything special about your business location?

Located in the heart of the 7th district, it is a good location, especially for the public, who are now very interested in making hand-woven products, sustainability and the history behind the product, and recognize the need for fair trade.

3 words that describe your company ...

Many. Colorful. Fabrics.

Where can I buy your products?

In our shop in the 7th district, in Westbahnstrasse 37

Online at www.guatestoffe.at

We are also present at many markets, festivals, fairs..etc throughout the year.

And on Facebook you can always find our latest news.

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Andreas & Michaels Vienna tipps

Why do you like to live in Vienna?

The flair of a modern city and the almost village character of my own Grätzels (neighbourhood) I perceive as a very successful mix.

What does this city mean to you?

The opposition. A relaxed hustle and bustle, the friendly graces of its inhabitants, the discreet charm of the East, a city with a lot of nature all around.

My personal Vienna tipp ...

At sunset, explore the old Danube by pedal boat or look down on the city from the surrounding vineyards.

My favorite place in Vienna ...

Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the fountain market, then enjoy the Mediterranean flair on Yppenplatz.

My favorite restaurant in Vienna ...

The Spelunke or the On Market at the Naschmarkt. 

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