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Sobremesa - Porfirio Perez

Artisan Organization: Sobremesa - Porfirio Perez

Country: Guatemala

Four brothers in Antigua, Guatemala started El Tun twenty-five years ago to preserve and share their traditional methods of weaving and carving. They inherited a rich history of passion and quality which is spun and carved into each product, powered by nothing more than the pulse of their feet. It’s from the very best of their foot on the treadle that these four brothers took their name. El Tun references the traditional drum found throughout Guatemala. Sobremesa by Greenheart works directly with the artisans to ensure fair trade principles are upheld. These artisans forgo robot machinery for good old-fashioned foot-powered looms that won't leave a carbon footprint on the environment. The steady beat of their work preserves both tradition and their environment by forgoing machinery.

Sobremesa by Greenheart is a wholesale fair-trade lifestyle brand inspired by a gathering of friends and the lively conversation that accompanies a delicious meal. Blending traditional techniques with a modern aesthetic, each handmade product is designed to sustain both the environment and the skilled artisans who make it. We celebrate the traditional methods used to create our goods, and every item has a story, whether it’s about the revival of a glass-blowing factory in Guatemala or a weaving cooperative whose name is inspired by the rhythm of traditional foot looms.