Pixan

„Pixan means spirit in Nahuatl. We believe that everything we do carries the spirit of a woman, the spirit of innovation and the spirit of fashion.”

About Pixan

  • Guadalupe Ramirez
  • 6 full-time employees & 170 artisans
  • Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
  • Colorful quality fabric
  • https://www.pixan.design

Pixan is the community brand of the Association of Women of the Highlands (Asociación de Mujeres del Altiplano AMA), which empowers indigenous Mayan women through women’s circles focusing on health, education, civic engagement and entrepreneurship.

More than 20 years ago Guadalupe Ramirez, the founder of Pixan, bought the women of her first women's circle high quality thread to weave textiles for the market in Chichicastenango and for church sales in the United States. With this business, they were able to make money to support their families after their husbands and fathers were murdered during Guatemala's 30 year internal conflict. These women who had relied solely on men for income were able to support themselves and their families, and the support of the circle helped them through the tragedy. Out of this experience the idea for the establishing the community brand Pixan was born. While Pixan seeks to create modern and innovative designs, these products never loose sight of their Mayan origins. Each product is inspired by and symbolic of Mayan cosmology. The larger diamonds illustrated on several fabrics represent the four corners of the world and the smaller diamonds contained within represent the sun.

Pixan works with 170 Mayan artisan women across the highlands of Guatemala. The women weave the high-quality fabric from naturally dyed cotton threads on foot or backstrap looms applying century old weaving techniques. In Guatemala, this ancient craft is used on a daily basis to create fabric for clothes and home textiles, but most importantly the traditional dress of the Mayan women - a huilpil. 

Pixan is the community brand of a total of 170 indigenous Mayan women from the highlands of Guatemala.

More about the art of Mayan weaving:

The Mayan women artisans of Pixan produce the high-quality fabric on traditional wooden back-strap and foot looms. 

With every purchase of a pillowcase by Pixan you not only support the growth of the brand but WLP also directly contributes its profits to the projects of AMA empowering the Mayan women artisans behind each product.     

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Ikat - lilac Pixan Pillow - White Label Project
Ikat - lilac Pixan Pillow - White Label Project
Ikat - lilac Pixan Pillow - White Label Project

Ikat - lilac

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B'atz' - black Pixan Pillow - White Label Project
B'atz' - black Pixan Pillow - White Label Project
B'atz' - black Pixan Pillow - White Label Project

B'atz' - black

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Falseria - cream diamonds Pixan Pillow - White Label Project
Falseria - cream diamonds Pixan Pillow - White Label Project
Falseria - cream diamonds Pixan Pillow - White Label Project

Falseria - cream diamonds

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Falseria - brown Pixan Pillow - White Label Project
Falseria - brown Pixan Pillow - White Label Project
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Falseria - brown

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Falseria - grey Pixan Pillow - White Label Project
Falseria - grey Pixan Pillow - White Label Project
Falseria - grey Pixan Pillow - White Label Project

Falseria - grey

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Falseria - grey Pixan Pillow - White Label Project
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Falseria - grey Pixan Pillow - White Label Project

Falseria - grey

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B'atz' - turquoise Pixan Pillow - White Label Project
B'atz' - turquoise Pixan Pillow - White Label Project
B'atz' - turquoise Pixan Pillow - White Label Project

B'atz' - turquoise

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B'atz' - pink Pixan Pillow - White Label Project
B'atz' - pink Pixan Pillow - White Label Project
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B'atz' - pink

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Ikat - blue dots Pixan Pillow - White Label Project
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