Pacha means times in the Aymara (Inca) language. Greenpacha stands for Green Times.
Back in 2010, we were introduced to the panama hat tradition in Ecuador. We were inspired by the beautiful history of this pre-Colombian art craft. As we followed the hat path along the Ecuadorian coast, we learned about the toquilla palm preparation and the weaving communities. On the hills of Cuenca, we met a special group of wise, strong and joyful ladies that make a living from weaving beautiful hats.
Over the years we have fostered a creative relationship with these women of Sig Sig. It has been a beautiful exchange of technique, design and tradition that we intend to show in our hat collections.
Our hope is that Greenpacha could serve as a bridge between the weaver and the user, and that we could help maintain these unique Latin American tradition alive.