In 1981 Girasol started to select fabric, textiles and handicraft in the markets of the Guatemalan highlands. These were sold first on special markets in Mexico and a little later in Germany also. In 1983 Girasol opened up their business in Berlin.
In the course of the continous stays in Mexico and Guatemala, amicable relations developed to the families of the weavers and the manufacturers of the handicraft. Also, Girasol established firm commercial relations with cooperatives.
“Right from the beginning, it was a given for us that the cooperation with artisans and craftmen is based on the principles of fair trade with a concurrent guarantee of continuous orders.”
“Girasol is renown for more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing hand woven babywraps. Our babywraps are perfect for beginners, easy to use and suitable from newborn to toddler. After that they are great to use as a blanket, hammock or swing and the fabric makes for beautiful pillow cases.”