Teysha, is pleased to announce their first installment of a collaboration with shoe designer, Selena McCartney bringing her 15 years of shoe designing experience to their Guatemalan craftsmen. Selena and Sophie Eckrich, the 29-year-old co-founder of Teysha, are both born and raised in Central Texas with Latina mothers, so the collaboration has been full of cultural exchange and has brought new techniques to the artisan groups in Guatemala.
For the past five years, Teysha has built their own workshop in Guatemala, employing over fifteen traditional shoemakers. They have designed rural supply chains enabling women and men weavers to work in their communities and care for their families.
Teysha has pioneered the custom-designed footwear market enabling customers to directly collaborate with artisans around the world. One of Teysha’s employees in Guatemala, Victor, began with the company when he was 18 years old and working as a leather-cutter. Through working with Teysha, Victor was able to afford to complete his University degree in Accounting and has now been promoted to assistant workshop manager in Guatemala.