Belarmino Alvarez says, 'As a child I developed a fascination for Central American cultures, and so my dream was to visit Latin America. I was born in Spain and moved to Guatemala in 1985. Little by little I gained access to the textile world of Guatemala, getting to know weavers and artisans, and so becoming a part of each others' life. I decided to work with organic cotton and natural dyes. My love for textiles grabbed me by the hand and took me places I had never before imagined.'