Central American Cotton Shoulder Bag, "Natures Lines"
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The Villavicencio family of Guatemala cultivates the only remaining cotton farm in the country, where they focus on quality from seed to finished product. The brown- and ivory-hued cotton in this roomy bag isn't dyed - they're natural variations of the raw cotton. An adjustable belt gives it shape, and three interior pockets, including a zip pocket that runs the length of the bag, keep you organized on day trips and everyday. Cotton with leather and brass trim.
The Villavicencio family cultivates cotton in several natural colors – jade, brown and ivory, or raw cotton. In fact, people are surprised to learn that no dyes are used. The family is involved in the entire process, from growing the cotton, to weaving it and transforming it into this handbag.
- 0.67 kgs
- 1.5 lbs
- Bag: 30 cm H x 30 cm W x 13 cm D
- Bag: 11.75" H x 11.75" W x 5" D
- Strap: 70 cm min L - x 140 cm max L x 3 cm W
- Strap: 27.5" min L - x 55" max L x 1.2" W
- Strap drop length: 35 cm min L - x 70 cm max L
- Strap drop length: 13.75" min L - x 27.5" max L
Luisa Villavicencio has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1400 and the most recent for $2100. Proceeds were used to invest in new raw materials and expand variety of product designs.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.