These cotton bowties were handwoven by the Association of Highland Women cooperative using the traditional footloom. 100% handwoven cotton Adjustable Self tie
These cotton ties were handwoven by the Association of Highland Women cooperative using the traditional footloom. 100% handwoven cotton 3 inch bottom width
This scarf was woven using the traditional footloom at the San Antonio Palopó Cooperative on the shores of Lake Atitlan. The patron saint of the village is Saint Anthony and the...
The fabric for this belt was handwoven by the TRAMA cooperative using the traditional backstrap loom. 100% cotton on canvas webbing D-ring buckle Small: 28-31 inch waist Medium: 31-34 inch waist Large:...
Co-Founder, Matthew Kordonowy Shares His Insight on Social Responsibility This past weekend, Washington and Lee University held their Third Annual Entrepreneurship Summit- a forum which attracts students and alumni to meet, share knowledge and exchange ideas. Among the esteemed speakers from Harris Williams, Court Square Ventures, and Kaleo Legal; Vern's own co-founder, Matthew Kordonowy, was asked to share his thoughts on social responsibility."Vern is redefining how people think about socially responsible apparel brands," Kordonowy began, "Our model emphasizes a mutually beneficial relationship between the company and its suppliers. By working with weaving cooperatives that set their own wages we are able to have a much bigger impact on local communities than companies that simply donate a portion of profits to charities."Kordonowy... Continue Reading →
Vern has been closely following the recent political and humanitarian crisis at the US-Mexican border. More then 52,000 children have crossed the border since October - twice as many as last year. While the US government is trying to decide what to do about the crisis, Vern is holding a sale and fundraiser to help provide opportunities in Guatemala.
When we started Vern a year ago, we wanted to do more than just create ties, scarves, and apparel. We wanted to make a difference in the Guatemalan communities that we work in. This is why we work with weaving cooperatives who set their own fair wages, and why we reserve a part of our profits to support projects in their communities. You can read bellow more about the Education Fund that we donate too. The profits from any sales that we make today will go directly to the Trama Education fund. You can also donate directly by clicking below.