KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brothers Jonathan and Joseph Garvey are designing a brand new method to respect their tradition with Pancho’s Blanket.
“Pancho’s Blanket is a clothes model,” Jonathan Garvey mentioned. “We promote clothes which can be moral and hand-made in Mexico.”
With the assistance of artisans of their house nation Mexico, the brothers are crafting a method to preserve historical past and heritage alive.
“We use artisans that use 125-year-old foot pedal looms, and these foot pedal looms are the identical approach they used to make clothes 500 years in the past,” Jonathan Garvey mentioned. “As a result of the Spaniards dropped at Mexico foot pedal loom, we thought that was a very distinctive story.”
Positioned within the KCMO Crossroads Arts District, Pancho’s Blanket shows clothes which can be personally significant to the brothers.
“Explicitly Mexican stuff [but also items] from Nicaragua, and we’ve got ponchos from Argentina as nicely,” Johnathan Garvey mentioned. “We wish to signify the Latin tradition basically.”
By way of their work, Jonathan and Joseph are capable of give again to the group.
“The imaginative and prescient is conserving others heat,” Joseph Garvey mentioned. “For the shoppers, that’s shopping for no matter we’ve got, the sweaters, that retains them heat. However it’s additionally conserving stomachs heat by giving individuals meals in want.”
“That helps present over 60,000 meals to impoverished communities in Mexico, to Tlaxcala, which is the poorest state in Mexico,” Jonathan Garvey mentioned.
By bringing their clothes and generosity to Kansas Metropolis, the Garveys hope to button up the hole.
“We’re going to be giving a sweater away to these in want, human trafficking victims and homeless individuals,” Jonathan Garvey mentioned. “We put our cash the place our coronary heart is and the place our mouth is.”