business, English Classes, Teotitlan del Valle, Volunteering

“Do you have one in blue?” En Vía’s ‘English for your business’ program

by Sylvia Hines, Communications Intern "Do you have one in blue?" "Can I wash this?" Not easy questions to answer if you speak fluent Zapotec and Spanish but not much English. Many of our entrepreneurs find that their clients - who arrive from all over the world - have little Spanish and really want all… Continue reading “Do you have one in blue?” En Vía’s ‘English for your business’ program

Artisan Crafts, Education, Entrepreneur profiles, Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life, Teotitlan del Valle, weaving, Workshops

Learning from BII DAÜÜ (Sacred Wind) – this Teotitlán-based cooperative teaches us about the art (and science!) of using natural dyes

By: Eda Tajuddin- Responsible Tourism Manager Following our successful crowdfunding campaign over winter 2017, En Vía has been offering specialized courses within our Education Program. That means workshops and classes that are more relevant to the different businesses owned by the women entrepreneurs in En Vía. Earlier this year, we held special courses on “English… Continue reading Learning from BII DAÜÜ (Sacred Wind) – this Teotitlán-based cooperative teaches us about the art (and science!) of using natural dyes

Artisan Crafts, Indigenous Culture

The Magic of Indigo

I discovered a little piece of magic when, on an En Via tour, Stella - a weaver in Teotitlán - explained to us how she uses natural dyes in her tapetes (rugs), including indigo. I could feel a little ripple of excitement pass through the group with the words “natural dyes” and as Stella's husband… Continue reading The Magic of Indigo