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Bosavi Headlamps Marketing Material

Posted on: August 19th, 2013 by Joe No Comments

This past spring I had the opportunity to work with Dan Freschl, Bosavi Headlamps inventor and entrepreneur. Here’s a bit about the headlamp

“This headlamp is designed around a lithium-ion battery and optimized for USB recharge-ability and top performance. It charges up to 80% of full capacity in about an hour and lasts up to 65 hours.

The Bosavi Headlamp’s USB rechargeable battery is equivalent to 900 AAA batteries over the lifetime of the product. Bosavi can be easily recharged in the field from a wide variety of chargers including solar, power pack, and AA Battery Chargers.”

Buy one on Amazon here

And Special thanks to good friend Gabe Phillips for running around town with me and taking photos-

Teotitlán del Valle-Rug Weavers

Posted on: September 1st, 2011 by Joe No Comments

While traveling in Oaxacan town of Teotitlán del Valle I befriended Francisco ‘Paco’ González and his mother, a family of weavers. Over several visits to their home they showed me the art of crushing dye for color in the rugs, the making of yarn from raw wool.

This community of Teotitlán del Valle is known for its woven wool rugs which use natural dyes such as those obtained by the cochineal insect. The making of the rugs begins the washing of the raw wool to rid it of dirt and residues. Next it is carded then spun into yarn. The yarn is wound into large balls to prepare for dying with natural dyes such as those obtained from the needle bush, indigo, cochineal, , Mexican marigold and others.