Telma y Miss”, is a start-up company based in Guatemala. Telma is the Vice-President and Head of Manufacturing among other things! Miss, is long time missionary, S.E. Coleman. Their relationship started when Telma was 13 and a student of Miss in Antigua, Guatemala. Throughout the years their lives have been intertwined and more like mother and daughter. Miss bought Telma’s first sewing machine when she was 17 years old. Together they started to design and create unique one of a kind bags from jeans, 100% cotton men’s shirts and the distinct material of Mayan women who wear tradition huipils and cortes to identify the villages they live in. Most huipils or the blouse is handmade by the woman on a backstrap loom. Cortes or the skirts are more traditionally woven by men on large looms . Their colors and patterns stand out on an international level for indigenous clothing. They also use leather from Medellin, Colombia incorporated into the design. Medellin is the shoe capital of Colombia and leather of all colors in the rainbow and textures can be found there. From bags, Telma Y Miss also started decorating jean jackets, UPCYCLING them. Turning jackets from baby size to Men's 4X into one of a kind work of art. These combinations of materials truly make the purses, backpacks, jackets exclusive creations from Telma y Miss. Three years now into this venture, their jackets are worn throughout the U.S. , Canada and even France. They have expanded into upcycling children's clothes also to meet a demand from some of their clients at rodeos where they have been selling, along with festivals and events throughout the states.