Meet Don Pedro of San Juan; the incredibly skilled craftsman behind many of our bespoke indigo yoga strap. Don Pedro's role in the timely weaving process, is to prepare the cotton yarn for dyeing, by marking out the required pattern. After decades of experience, no measuring device is required, impressively it is all done by eye. He draws up the pattern first, a series of designs sketched in his weathered notebook, something that to the untrained eye resembles hieroglyphics. He then patiently wraps yarn tightly around the cotton, matching it to the sketched design. This marks out the part of the pattern that will not be dyed, as the tightly tied yarn protects the cotton from the dye.
We instantly fell in love; not only with his charismatic and warm presence but also his craftsmanship and the pride he took in his work.