100% hand made 100% Fair trade since 1983
We had planned a trip of 6 months, but it became a two-year-stay. A piece of our hearts has stayed there, a deep affection for the continent and for the indigene peoples of Guatemala, particularly the Maya.
In 1981 we started to select fabric, textiles and handicraft in the markets of the Guatemalan highlands. We sold these first on special markets in Mexico and a little later in Germany also. In 1983 we opened up our business in Berlin.
Right from the beginning, it was a given for us that the cooperation with artisans and craftmen is based on the principles of fair trade with a concurrent guarantee of continuous orders.
Girasol is renown for more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing hand woven babywraps. Our babywraps are perfect for beginners, easy to use and suitable from newborn to toddler. After that they are great to use as a blanket, hammock or swing and the fabric makes for beautiful pillow cases.
Our wraps are the material for our ringslings and also for our babycarrier, the MySol.
Furthermore, we have hammocks and an abundance and a variety of handicrafts: textiles, ceramics and much more.
Our Shop in Berlin
In 1983, we openend our business in Berlin. Have a look at some impressions from Guatemala - culture and landscape.