Hiptipico creates a sustainable avenue for high quality, artisan-level products to reach the global fashion marketplace. The word “tipico” comes from the Spanish language and refers to the typical clothing that indigenous Mayans wear. Their mission is to support the creativity, ingenuity and passion of local artists in Guatemala.
They have a wide range to choose from. They sell backpacks, purses, belts, tribal pouches, hats, hair accessories, jewelries, tunics, bottoms, jackets, moccasins, slippers, and leather flats, among others. Show your support for local artisans by purchasing their products!
Fortunately, my birthday (October 15) came a bit early for me because I have been gifted a pair of multi-colored Santander flats by the owner of Hiptipico, Alyssa McGarry. Santander named after the walking street in Panajachel where all the action takes place. Comfortable and stylish, these handmade shoes are created with durable leather, black sole, and unique “tipico” fabric. Alyssa knew that I’m a fashion design student that’s why she sent me a sample fabric too. She’s so nice and sweet!
Matched my new pair of shoes with my knotted braid headband!
Onion Laundry clothing courtesy of SM GTW
Necklace courtesy of Vintage Finds
iPhone case courtesy of My Shopperoo
Aren’t these shoes from Hiptipico unique, beautiful and attention-grabbing? Not to mention, they’re so comfortable to walk in! They remind me so much of Kalinga, my section in 7th grade in Miriam College. I learned in my Development of Philippine and Asian Costumes class in UP Diliman that Kalinga tribes are called the “Peacocks of the North” because of their attention to appearance and dressing.
P.S. I am inviting everyone to my graduation fashion show this Saturday! :)