Azul Hecho a Mano es nuestra tienda virtual; una manera de visualizar a mujeres latinoamericanas que trabajan en sus lejanas comunidades.
Muchas mujeres artesanas trabajan diariamente para llevar recursos a su casa y este esfuerzo es por medio sus bordados, tejidos y otras formas de expresión.
Cada una de las piezas han sido elaboradas con muchas horas de trabajo para finalizar cada pieza, pero también la belleza de la creatividad mostrada en cada una de las blusas, carteras, cinturones u otras piezas. Las manos de estas mujeres trasforman telas normales en obras de arte.
Los textiles que son utilizados son parte de las diferentes expresiones creativas de regiones de Centroamérica, la manera en la que estos textiles son producidos son usando las técnicas mayas ancestrales y orgánicas. Nuestras piezas no son el fruto de producción masiva por el contrario son obras únicas, sus propias características.
Al comprar estos productos esta ayudando a que estas mujeres puedan trabajar de una manera sostenible.
Compra en nuestra tienda Compra Aqui/ Buy Here
I define myself as an immigrant woman in a new country called the United States, this new nation that welcomed me and my beloved family 14 years ago. I love to travel and enjoy life, but also the new flavors of grilled pineapple and blue/ green tortillas … I always look for a flavor that makes me remember my town … Ahuachapán, El Salvador.
Today I look for new flavors and colors that mean something for my children in this new land, I weave for them and with them their own memories. New memories in Dallas, Chile, Spain, Guatemala, and wherever life puts me, there will be the perfect place to live __the only reason is that we are together and it is the place where we have shared our life as a family.
I was born in a city near the border with Guatemala in the middle of mountains full of coffee trees. I was educated in a school of Catholic nuns and girls, I played in the street and jumped rope until I got tired.
Full of dreams I studied Communications 100 kilometers from my beloved town; I discovered my two passions; photography and being radio producer.
Now after a few years, I am enjoying life still far from my country, I love cooking and sharing my professional experiences with other people.
I am enjoying life and putting new colors every day towards my new goals; this time with brighter colors.
Months ago I started the race of stealing time from my occupations of being a mother/professional; this blog is part of that project. I am initiating a network of people like me … who are determined to achieve the same goal.
And in sharing this platform as a means to empower other women, in this new stage of My Kitchen Without Borders I have empowered my daughter so that she can join this blog making her own versions of recipes and experiences; this time in the English language.
But also with the creation of the store “Azul Hecho a Mano” which is a space to sell handmade products. In it, you can find different products made by Central American women who need to earn their daily bread and help themselves and their families in an honest way
I firmly believe in the change of human conditions for a better life, and I have contributed in the process of change for entire communities in Central America and in this country called The United States, by helping with my expertise in Strategies of Social Innovation
I appreciate that you saw this space where you can also be inspired, empowered and that we can continue with this dynamic
Your friend Glenda Martínez