Nan is a Guatemalan brand founded by the designers Sandra Valdez and Emma Gutiérrez. It is well known for their handmade textile designs, which are inspired in Guatemalan culture and made in different regions of the country.
Our vision is to help preserve the techniques, the culture and the legacy that our ancestors have left us, using it as a tool of work and inspiration. It is important for us to propose new patterns, try new materials and color palettes; to fully exploit foot loom, backstrap loom and hand embroidery techniques to create versatile and exclusive textiles.
Part of our philosophy is not to recycle huipiles, not to reuse them by interrupting the message that lives with in them.
Every huipil tells a story so it is important and very valuable for our culture to preserve them as they are.
Working with new ideas helps us discover our capabilities and the artisans´, which has opened doors and windows for us to creat important collaborations and offer the service of private