The name NuevoSol “The New Sun” acknowledges the awakening of humanity. Our logo represents the light within all individuals as the soul of collective creation. This is our energy signature, an offering from the hands of our artisans to you.
NuevoSol was founded in 2018 when two women from California discovered a beautiful artisan workshop in the Andean mountains of Ecuador. An incredible place, where artisans work collectively in harmoniously nature. Excited about the possibilities, we wanted to share the magic and spread the seeds of conscious creation around the world. In collaboration with the artisans, as a privately owned small business, we can respectfully bring you hand painted original art on clothing and accessories.
Fashion can be a force for good. We believe when you combine your passion with a deep respect for nature, source energy aligns with the pure joy of co-creation. The process of creating products can and should be a life enhancing cycle from the growers to the makers to the wearers and back again, creating an abundant life for all.
Why is fashion important? Fashion offers opportunity for enhanced self expression which feeds the soul and stimulates life force energy. The very nature of our being is nourished by conscious creativity.
Our Artisan Workshop
In our work environment we try to create life enhancing opportunities. Our work spaces are light filled, clean, and beautiful. We make products in small batches allowing our multi-talented people the ability to work on a variety of projects. Our artisans hand apply low impact reactive dyes to fabrics made from natural fibers. They are then rinsed in fresh spring water and dried in the sun. We do not allow the use of harmful chemicals. Organic gardens on the property grow fruits and vegetables for employee lunches and will soon grow natural dyes for our products.
Our artists are working on an as needed basis while we navigate through these challenging times. The painting and batik production is done in outdoor pavilions while the inside production teams work in spacious socially distanced environments. Masks are mandatory and sanitation stations are plenty. We are providing private transportation to and from work to keep our people safe. A nourishing lunch is served everyday using vegetables and fruits from our organic gardens.
We value our people, pay fair wages + overtime. Under normal full time working conditions we provide benefits similar to that in the US: healthcare, vacation and retirement. Full benefits are not possible while the pandemic restrictions limit production to 50%. We are doing our best to survive through these times and your purchases directly benefit our people.
For the good of Humanity and our Beautiful planet.
The Hacienda project is an extension of our factory. It is being developed as a learning center and guest house. A place where guests can come to practice their artistry or pick up new art techniques while learning about the local indigenous culture and permaculture farming.
The Hacienda property includes approximately 10 acres of useable farm land in the mountainous growing region of Ecuador. With a fresh spring water source, nutrient rich volcanic soil and a moderate climate, this property is perfectly situated to create a living library of native plants. The use of permaculture principles will maximize land usage and create positive environmental impact.
By creating a sanctuary for native plant species and offering the knowledge of their multiple uses, we help to bridge cultural and economic divides. In providing a platform for sharing knowledge we can help preserve the culture of our emerging indigenous community while quenching modern globe trotters thirst for ancient wisdom.
Farm to table organic foods serve factory employee lunches and soon neighboring indigenous families involved in the project.
Textile plants will be grown to develop natural dyes and other useable household products. Winding paths through the gardens with informative postings will strengthen the connection between nature’s materials and the products created from organic matter.
We have an indigenous permaculture specialist with in-depth knowledge of native plants directing the long term plan. Since COVID-19 we have fast forwarded our planting efforts for food production intended to offer relief for our employees during the pandemic.
We invite you to join us on our journey. And when the planes safely fly again, we will invite you to come visit.
Batik stamping of hot wax resists dyes that are hand painted over the wax, creating beautifully layered patterns.
Fabrics drying naturally between color layering in the warm South American sun.
We use cold set low impact dyes applied by hand leaving very little, if any residue. Then we wash our fabrics in fresh mountain spring water.