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This fair trade Comalapa Water Bottle Holder is a fun and colorful way to carry your water bottle. Perfect for hiking or day trips, this water bottle holder...
This fair trade Comalapa Water Bottle Holder is a fun and colorful way to carry your water bottle. Perfect for hiking or day trips, this water bottle holder features a crossbody strap and pocket to store keys or money. Comes in assorted Guatemalan comalapa fabric. Measures 4" W x 6.5" H with a 23" strap.
Each purchase empowers Guatemalan artisans.
Weaving has long been a tradition among the Mayan women of Guatemala. The daily attire of many Mayan women consists of cortes (handwoven skirts) and huipiles (wee-peels, hand-embroidered, poncho like blouses). The huipil has evolved as textile technologies and fashions change, but is a clothing tradition that can be traced to precolonial Mesoamerica.
Requiring more time and skill than their commercial contemporaries, handwoven textiles are more expensive to make than mass-produced textiles woven by machines. Because of this, Mayan women struggle to practice their traditional weaving skills.
Lucia's Imports works with Miguel Perez and his family to design a line of purses, accessories, and coin bags. Designs for our purses and coin bags incorporate both new and used textiles in an effort to preserve both the tradition of huipil and the art of weaving. The Perez family now employs many people in their village, offering them a fair wage, lifestyle, and community.