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Hannah Aronowitz
Meet the Maker: Laya of Origen Textil

Meet the Maker: Laya of Origen Textil

We interviewed Laya Fernández Antonio, co-founder of Origen Textil, a textile and natural dye studio in Oaxaca. Laya did all the natural dye for our SS20 collection, and we caught up with her to learn more about the project, the process, and the values behind the brand.  This text has been translated from Spanish and edited slightly for clarity and brevity. Photos courtesy of Origen Textil.   Words by Laya: I’m from Mexico City. I moved to Oaxaca four years ago, but I had already come here to do a practicum in the Textile Museum of Oaxaca. I was teaching at a university...

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Hannah Aronowitz
Support for Earthquake Victims in Oaxaca

Support for Earthquake Victims in Oaxaca

Art by Hilda Palafox In an effort to take an active role in supporting causes we care about, Miha is donating 100% of profits from select products each month to a worthy cause.  In the month of July, we will be donating the profits from the sales of our Palm Purses to support earthquake victims via a Go Fund Me organized by our friend Samuel Bautista Lazo. You can learn more about Samuel and his family HERE or donate directly to the Go Fund Me HERE. Last week, on June 23rd, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake rocked Oaxaca, with the epicenter on the coast causing...

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Hannah Aronowitz
Meet the Maker: Armando Gomez

Meet the Maker: Armando Gomez

Armando Gomez is the talented milliner who handcrafts each of the Miha hats! He is a third generation hatter who has dedicated his life to perfecting his trade and we are fortunate to be able to collaborate with him. The design process begins with us bringing ideas for new hat designs and Armando tempers the proposed designs to ensure better functionality. He creates samples, which we review together to discuss changes and adjustments, before selecting colors of the wool and beginning production. As Armando is instrumental in the design process, he has full rights to sell the new hat styles in...

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Hannah Aronowitz
10 Commitments to Being a More Socially and Racially Conscious Brand

10 Commitments to Being a More Socially and Racially Conscious Brand

I believe fully in the work Miha is doing; in the strength of our business partnerships, the mutually enriching exchange of skills, and the positive impact of the commerce we engage in. I also think we can always do better.  As a White woman, the recent protests against police brutality and the spotlight on racial inequity have inspired me to reflect in a deeper and more honest way than ever before about my privilege and my personal failings in resisting the racist systems that I have benefited from. As a White business owner who lives and works in Southern Mexico,...

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