Our story

Everything began in 2011 as I went the first time for vacation to Guatemala. I instantly fell in love with the country. The beautiful nature with its volcanoes and beaches, the always smiling and joyful people, its history and the different cultures, including the Mayans with its 24 different languages. And so, finally in 2013, I decided to move to wonderful Guate.

Since the beginning, I noticed the colorful dresses of the indigenous women which they still today make by hand, thread by thread, without any machines. Therefore each piece is unique. Their characteristic colors shine with brightness, and build together a beautiful fabric that instantly spreads the happiness into your soul.

In 2015, Irina and I decided that it would be a great thing if we could introduce the people outside of Guatemala to its wonderful handcrafted products. We began to make different designs for a few products, and started with our first items. As handcrafting has been a long tradition in Guatemala and is done for generations, we could rely on great experience and high quality fabric.

Currently, we work in association with an experienced Guatemalan tailor. After the products are finished and passed our quality control, every unique piece finds its final way to its new owner.

k’amo guarantees our customers original and high quality material. From the leather we use, to the handmade huipiles that paint with bright colors our many product lines.

Fredy Alt
Founder & owner of k’amo

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