THE SOUL SOURCE

Guatemala

Let us take you on a soul journey to the land of eternal spring. A mystical place that’s decorated with volcanoes which VOS didn’t just stumble upon by accident, but a country where VOS also calls home. Even if you tried, an encounter with a volcano in Guatemala is unavoidable. Why? Because it’s the country with the highest concentration of volcanoes in Central America and they are majestically present everywhere.

37 VOLCANOES

At least 3 of the volcanoes are currently active. Not all of the others are extinct, some are merely dormant. Three tectonic plates meet in it and are constantly bumping into each other as they have for centuries.

CULTURALLY RICH

Up to 23 different ethnic groups with a total population of more than 20 million souls. In addition to Spanish, 21 Mayan languages are spoken as well as 2 non-Mayan Amerindian languages; Xinca and Garifuna.

The Sourcing Process

Mayan Law

VOS first had to be vetted by the Mayan spiritual leaders which oversee the well-being of the volcanoes in the region.

14 Hour Pilgrimage

After a pulse of our positive energy and pure intentions were blessed, we had to embark on an intense hike up Volcano Atitlán.

Sacred Ceremony

Tat Santiago, the head Mayan spiritual leader in the region, accompanied us up the volcano and he led the sacred spiritual ceremonies.

Guatemala’s First

By respecting  proper protocols, Jimmy became the 1st non-Mayan to be granted legit permission to use volcanic rock to craft the bracelets.

“I listen to the advice from a volcano to stay active, to keep my inner fires burning, to know it’s okay to let off steam, to go with the flow, to be uplifting and to have a blast!”

JIMMY • THE CREATOR & HEAD ARTISAN

RANDOM FUN FACTS

The first actual Happy Meal was served in Guatemala in the mid-’70s, when Yolanda Fernández de Cofiño came up with an item called a “Menú Ronald” designed to help parents feed their children with less fuss.

The instant coffee process was invented in Guatemala by George Washington, an inventor, and businessman of Anglo-Belgian origin.

Do you like chocolate bars? The first ever chocolate bar was also invented in Guatemala during the dominant Mayan times.

The Soul Source

Guatemala isn’t merely a coincidence; it’s always been our commencement and moral way of life.

THE MANIFESTO