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Cotton Dog Collars  Crafted by Artisans in Guatemala  Large measures 1” wide with a 13”-24” adjustable length  Small measures 1” wide with an 8”-13” adjustable length
Cotton Dog Collars
Crafted by Artisans in Guatemala
Large measures 1” wide with a 13”-24” adjustable length
Small measures 1” wide with an 8”-13” adjustable length

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Cotton Dog Collars
Crafted by Artisans in Guatemala
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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.


Dog Collar
from Guatemala

Small Cotton Dog Collar
   Funds 4 meals

Qty.
 

Large Cotton Dog Collar
   Funds 4 meals

Qty.
 

Hand-woven with multicolored yarns, this unique Guatemalan dog collar is sure to make your furry companion stand out in the crowd. 

These colorful and bright collars are handmade 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.

  • Small measures 1” wide with an 8-13” adjustable length
  • Large measures 1” wide with a 13-24” adjustable length
  • Available in blue, green, red and rainbow colors with paw prints

Handmade in Guatemala and fair trade imported.

Animal Friendly Compassionate Trade Eco-Positive Supporting Children
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