Ixchel, Inc. is now located on Florida's Sun Coast, in the Bradenton/Palmetto area, and we have been in business since 1987. We began as, and still are, a wholesale company distributing to retailers, apparel stores, alternative boutiques, lifestyle stores, smoke shops, record stores, college bookstores and beach shops, and many of our products can be found from other retailers. We design and manufacture all our products. We focus primarily on handmade apparel and accessories with an artesanal look and feel, especially in Patchwork: Patchwork Pants, Patchwork Shorts,Corduroy Cargo Shorts, Patchwork Backpacks and Patchwork Jackets. We frequently combine our famed patchwork look with hand made textiles from our source country; hand woven cotton in Ikat and other resist-dyed fabrics, hand brocades, hand & digital embroidery, applique & reverse applique and much more. We are pleased to have this chance to offer our products directly to consumers in the music-inspired culture we identify with. We are always developing and introducing new products, and we showcase a new collection every year in late winter/early spring.
All Ixchel products are made for us in a worker managed facility in an indigenous village in the Guatemalan highlands.The ethics of our business model are simply this: community development through community empowerment.Our investment in the community amounts to much more than just wages paid to artisans; it involves working with local suppliers, local agents, local contractors, local everything. Together with our principal suppliers, we are pleased to have the opportunity to choose the best, the most community active and progressive individuals and organizations to be our sub-contractors, and trust them to know what is best for their own community.
We are quite familiar with, and we are happy to say that all of our business practices fully comply with the guidelines established by the International Fair Trade Code of Practice.
Our products are also sold by authorized quality vendors at jam music festivals across the United States, the factory team sets up an official Ixchel booth at a few of the bigger jam festivals on the East Coast each summer.
We take great pride in all of our products and we are pleased to stand behind them.
Send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call the Customer Service Line at: (860) 526 5153 Mon-Fri 9:00 AM to 6:00PM East Coast Time
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A few weeks have gone by since I last wrote a blog post about our coming 2016 spring/summer collection. We got it all in and put it up on the site in mid-April, and, well, I suppose a thank you is in order, as the results have been fabulous! WE can tell already that a few items of our new collection are going to be big hits; we know spring/summer shorts are always a big part of our collection, and something people always look to us for, still, some of our new items have already exceeded expectations. We brought out two new styles of simpler,lightweight summer shorts in native ikat; a patchwork version, and a straightforward one in ikat. The... Continue Reading →
It has been a long winter, and a lot of work has gone into this, but we are just about ready to showcase our 2016 collection! New shorts, new embroideries and appliques, new Joggers style pants, new hoodies in new fabrics, new hi-tech backpacks, a few retro-classic style bags, and a lot more! We are proud of this collection, we hope you like it, and we'll tell you more about it all whe we showcase it on or around April 15th! Continue Reading →