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Woven Shoulder Wallet Crafted by Artisans in Guatemala  Measures about 4-1/2” high x 7” wide x 1” deep when closed
Woven Shoulder Wallet
Crafted by Artisans in Guatemala
Measures about 4-1/2” high x 7” wide x 1” deep when closed

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Blue and White Woven Shoulder Wallet
Crafted by Artisans in Guatemala
Measures about 4-1/2” high x 7” wide x 1” deep when closed
Brown, Blue and White Woven Shoulder Wallet
Crafted by Artisans in Guatemala
Measures about 4-1/2” high x 7” wide x 1” deep when closed
Burgundy, Black, Yellow and Green Woven Shoulder Wallet
Crafted by Artisans in Guatemala
Measures about 4-1/2” high x 7” wide x 1” deep when closed

Rainbow Colors Woven Shoulder Wallet
Crafted by Artisans in Guatemala
Measures about 4-1/2” high x 7” wide x 1” deep when closed
Red, Green, Blue, Black and Purple Woven Shoulder Wallet
Crafted by Artisans in Guatemala
Measures about 4-1/2” high x 7” wide x 1” deep when closed
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UPAVIM Artisan Story
Guatemala

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UPAVIM Crafts is a cooperative of women who live in marginalized communities on the outskirts of Guatemala City. The women in the organization are mothers, homemakers, widows and some have been abandoned by their families. Many of them are the sole bread winners for their families. Unidas Para Vivir Mejor(United for A Better Life, or UPAVIM) was established in 1989 to create jobs for these women and to establish facilities of health-care, education and other social issues to benefit the community they lived in. Over the years, UPAVIM has grown from a small community health project to about a 80 member business cooperative. The organization employs teachers, seamstresses, nurses, administrators, cooks, cleaners and secretaries each of whom is paid a fair wage and is linked to UPAVIM ‘s fair trade business.

Amongst some of the achievements, In 2002 the cooperative was awarded the best Non-traditional Textile Exporter award by AGEXPRONT, a national trade organization, also UPAVIM’s Montessori school was recognized by the Guatemalan government.


Shoulder Wallet
from Guatemala

Brown, Burgundy, Blue & White
Shoulder Wallet
   Funds 11 meals

Qty.
 

Burgundy, Black, Brown, & Green
Shoulder Wallet
   Funds 11 meals

Qty.
 

Blue and White
Shoulder Wallet
   Funds 11 meals

Qty.
 

Rainbow Tones
Shoulder Wallet
   Funds 11 meals

Qty.
 

Red, Green, Blue, Purple & Black
Shoulder Wallet
   Funds 11 meals

Qty.
 

This colorful collection of cotton shoulder wallets/bags has been hand-woven in Guatemala on traditional back-strap looms using a technique of ikkat dying. Ikkat dying is done prior to weaving by resist dyeing the weft, warp or both yarns and is an indigenous tradition still being practiced in select parts of the world including the Andean regions of Central and South America. A double ikkat technique has been used on these unique wallets, which are handy for travel or as a light and easy way to carry your essentials. This wallet comes ready for travel with a Quetzal bill from Guatemala tucked inside! 

These shoulder wallets are made by women artisans from the UPAVIM cooperative on the outskirts of Guatemala City. UPAVIM, which stands for United for a Better Life, is an 80 member artisan enterprise helping women through social and economic empowerment. In addition to training women in creating various handmade textiles, UPAVIM has established a school, a pharmacy and a bakery within their cooperative.

  • Measures 4-1/2” high x 7” wide x 1” deep when closed w/ 23" drop

Handmade In Guatemala and fair trade imported.

Compassionate Trade Eco-Positive
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