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Office/School > Laptop Sleeves > Hand-Woven Laptop Sleeve

Weave Laptop Sleeve  Crafted by Artisans in Guatemala   Measures about 15” high x 11-1/2” wide x 1-1/2” deep
Weave Laptop Sleeve
Crafted by Artisans in Guatemala
Measures about 15” high x 11-1/2” wide x 1-1/2” deep

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Burgundy and Brown Guatemalan Laptop Sleeve
Crafted by Artisans in Guatemala
Measures 15” high x 11-1/2” wide x 1-1/2” deep
Burgundy and Brown Guatemalan Laptop Sleeve
Crafted by Artisans in Guatemala
Measures 15” high x 11-1/2” wide x 1-1/2” deep
Purple and Black Guatemalan Weave Laptop Sleeve
Crafted by Artisans in Guatemala
Measures about 15” high x 11-1/2” wide x 1-1/2” deep

Rainbow Guatemalan Weave Laptop Sleeve
Crafted by Artisans in Guatemala
Measures about 15” high x 11-1/2” wide x 1-1/2” deep
Rainbow 2 Weave Laptop Sleeve
Crafted by Artisans in Guatemala
Measures about 15” high x 11-1/2” wide x 1-1/2” deep
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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.


Cotton Laptop Sleeve
from Guatemala

Burgundy/Brown
Laptop Sleeve
   Funds 14 meals

Qty.
 

Purple/Black
Laptop Sleeve
   Funds 14 meals

Qty.
 

Rainbow
Laptop Sleeve
   Funds 14 meals

Qty.
 

Rainbow 2
Laptop Sleeve
   Funds 14 meals

Qty.
 

According to Mayan legend, the goddess Ixchel was said to have invented back strap weaving. The people in Guatemala have continued to weave on these traditional looms since Pre-Columbian times. Make your contribution to keeping this tradition alive by picking up one of these hand-woven and hand-stitched laptop sleeves. 

These laptop sleeves 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 15” high x 11-1/2” wide x 1-1/2” deep

Handmade in Guatemala and fair trade imported.

Compassionate Trade Supporting Children
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