Teysha is hard at work building their model for bringing economic opportunity to artisans in Latin America by fusing traditional art with functional goods. Finding a market is a critical element to an artist’s or a farmer’s livelihood, Teysha aims to create a bridge to these markets and incubate these artisan workshops in order to address the roots of poverty while sharing authentic art forms. Their first creation, Kuna Kicks, are beautiful shoes created through the incredible mola art form of the Kuna people of Panama and Colombia as well as traditional artisan shoe making of Medellin, Colombia. These amazing shoes will be featured in Nordstrom starting December 7th at The Grove in LA and the Irvine store in Orange County. Teysha is a certified YouthTrade company, meaning they promote social, economic, and environmental sustainability through their business.
Teysha is about celebrating the people and places of the world. Starting in the Americas, then finding ways to support the beautiful arts and cultures that make up this amazing hemisphere. They are working to drive demand for traditional art forms.The biggest part of their work involves creating regional partnerships. For instance, pairing amazing textile artists, like the Kuna women in Panama and Colombia, with high quality artisan shoemakers in Panama and Colombia. We then work with shoe-makers to design functional and fashionable ‘Kicks’ that incorporate these traditional art forms.
For more information contact Sophie Eckrich at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.teysha.is