Our Story

Does any of this sound familiar?

  • "I want to wear interesting clothes that make me stand out, but my wardrobe is boring."
  • "I want to find high-quality, fashionable clothes at a reasonable price, but I feel like that doesn't exist anymore."
  • "I'd like to know where my clothes come from"

If so, you've come to the right place.

An Antigua Threads belt will have everyone asking where you got it. You will be the center of attention and the most interesting man in the room. It screams world traveler and savant of all things interesting and sophisticated. You are wearing history. 

Most people wear plain black and brown belts. And guess what? Most people are as boring as their belts. Your belt says everything about you. It is a small piece of your outfit that signals to others whether you are worth talking to or not.


  • Having strangers stop you in public to ask you where you got your belt
  • Wearing a piece of Mayan history and art
  • Having a piece that will last a lifetime that you are confident putting on every day
  • Knowing that you invest in clothing that helps empower people and their ancient craft

The idea for Antigua Threads seemed obvious when we first found the vibrant yet vintage and relaxed belts on the streets of Antigua, Guatemala.

We brought these belts home to become a staple of our wardrobes. People asked about them. People loved them. They were different than any belt you could find at home. And they had a cool story.

Antigua Threads belts are woven by Mayan women using a traditional, 3,000-year-old technique on a foot loom - an incredibly simple wooden machine. Watching these women weave the beautiful patterns you see in our products is mesmerizing and incredibly meditative.

Check out the video linked at the bottom of the page to watch these women miraculously turn threads into the belts you see on our site.

The weavers were all taught this craft from their mothers and grandmothers, spanning generations. Unfortunately, it is an ancient traditional craft that is dying out in younger generations. 

That is why our mission is to keep this tradition alive and show the world this beautiful art from Guatemala, the heart of the Mayan world.

We want to help you look good, from our handwoven belts to our leather totes. When you look good, you feel good. And when you feel good, you are more confident, and good things happen to you in your career, your relationships, and every other area in your life.


Check out what some of our customers are saying:

"I ordered my first Antigua Threads belt and couldn't be happier. Awesome quality, and the authentic Guatemalan design looks great. I was lucky enough to get it same-day in Austin and wore it out to dinner on the spot. I look forward to rocking it on a daily basis. I am super excited to have a new go-to belt that looks unique, tells an amazing story, and supports an even better cause!"

Jonathan, Austin, TX


"I love my Antigua Threads belt! I get more compliments on it than I can count. The colors are vibrant yet have a relaxed and vintage feel. It also feels great that my belt purchase is giving back to the people of Guatemala!"

Jacob, Washington, DC


"Just what the doctor ordered. I bought this belt a few weeks ago and haven't taken it off since. The leather is great and super soft in your hands. Quality is perfect. I accidentally ordered a size too small and they couldn't have been more helpful exchanging for a bigger belt."

Attison, Austin, TX


"I love my new belt. The multi-color pattern makes it go with everything. I got a ton of love while courtside at the Hornets game. The belt is lightweight, elegant, and the perfect accessory for summer. Not only was the belt delivered in a timely manner, but the customer service was top-tier once I asked about sizing. It is safe to say I will be a recurring customer!"

Alvaro, Charlotte, NC


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