Photo by Jesse Dittmar
I grew up in a home filled with the Guatemalan textiles that they had collected on that first trip and others that followed. The seed for Archive NY was thus planted in my young mind. Fast forward some three decades. My love of textiles found me gravitating back toward those rich and colorful designs. That’s when I found myself booking a trip to Guatemala to research traditional motifs and weaving methods. Soon thereafter, Archive New York was born.
The design process begins by hunting down antique and increasingly rare fabric samples, especially from areas where weaving traditions are dying out. We then connect with artisans in those locations to begin weaving the designs.
Our philosophy is to honor the integrity of the Mayan culture & heritage by carefully preserving each original textile, pattern, and design while committing ourselves to Fair Trade principles.
I hope you enjoy our journey. Please reach out if you have any questions.
Founder of Archive New York