Guatemalan Handwoven Natural and Recycled Cotton Poncho, "Textures of Guatemala"
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Designer Luisa Villavicencio and her family maintain the last remaining cotton farm in Guatemala, where they produce the materials used in their natural fashions. This laid-back poncho is created using undyed cotton and reclaimed denim fibers in a striking asymmetrical design with fringe details.
Luisa's family cultivates cotton in several natural colors, and the family is involved in the entire process, from growing the cotton to transforming it into apparel. Says Luisa, "There are 80 artisans working with us. Some are civil war widows. Others always felt that they couldn't do anything, and we've been able to change that negative self image... A lot of families depend on us. I feel I have a great duty to them, to my parents and to my country, whose textile tradition should not be lost."
- 0.21 kgs
- 0.5 lbs
- Garment Measurements
- 76.2 cm Length (from high-point shoulder) x 223.5 cm Bust/chest x 55.9 cm Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
- 30" Length (from high-point shoulder) x 88" Bust/chest x 22" Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
- 71.12 cm Length (from high-point shoulder) x 203.2 cm Bust/chest x 50.8 cm Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
- 28" Length (from high-point shoulder) x 80" Bust/chest x 20" Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
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- 100% cotton, recycled denim
- Hand wash or machine wash on gentle cycle
- Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
- Lay flat to dry or tumble dry on low heat
- Promotes recycling and reduces waste
- Free Gift Wrap? Yes
- Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
- Made in Guatemala.
- Certified and shipped by our office in Central America
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
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.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.