Hola! I'm Cathy, founder of Pillows By Jane in Mount Pleasant, SC. Over the past ten years, I have been collecting Guatemalan textiles while on medical missions in San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala. The first time I saw these textiles, I was left in awe of their beauty and quality. Most of the fabrics are done with the weaving techniques of the back-strap, treadle or the foot loom. The Mayan artisans produce weavings to sell in order to support their families and educate their children. Pillows by Jane was born out of the motivation to give these Mayan weavers a larger and more profitable marketplace. I craft pillows from these hand-woven textiles to help you create your own stylish yet comfortable living space!
The name ‘Pillows by Jane’ was inspired by my mom, Jane. She was a very gifted artist and seamstress. My late sister in law, also named Jane, was a very talented weaver. Their memory is my motivator and inspiration to weave all of this together to make our lives a little more colorful and connected!