Beginnings & Evolution

Ambos designs began in 2008 by two young women spending time in Central America. Impassioned by design, artistry and humanity, the two were fueled by the challenges and injustices present in Guatemala. Ambos Designs was founded as a way to cultivate creativity and give individual artisans an outlet to the global market. With a competitive product, individuals have the opportunity to create a livelihood with the skill that they are most passionate about.

Year-round, Ambos Designs is based in Boulder, CO. The two founders craft locally, making prototypes and custom dessigns. They both travel to Guatemala to work on fair trade product development. Our Mayan-inspired products integrate traditional woven textiles, genuine leather, Mayan embroidery and natural dyes. Each of our products- whether jewelry, handbags or belts- are made with integrity and love.

The word Ambos, meaning “both” in Spanish, describes the fusion of two cultures. With devotion to cultural heritage, artistry, and humanities, each project aims to provide fair wages through passion-driven, creative work.

 

Our Team

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Rafael

Metalsmith
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Merly

Weaver
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Sato

Leather Craft
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Marcelino

Silversmith
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Gregg

Web Developer
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Rosa

Natural Dyes
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Rolando

Handcast Bronze
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Delfina

Mayan Textiles
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Deborah

Beaded Earrings
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Suzana

Weaver
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Aki

Communications