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Maria Isabel Ramos

Maria Isabel Ramos

Natural and recycled hand-woven accessories in Central America

"People see me picking up wrappers in the street and they ask what I want that 'garbage' for. I tell them it isn't garbage, it's my prime material and let them see my bag."

"I was born in a village in Chiquimula, Guatemala. My mother was a homemaker, my father a bricklayer, and I'm the eldest daughter. I am forever thankful to my parents for the way they brought us up... read more

14 items by Maria Isabel Ramos

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"So Unique"

I bought this as a gift and she loved it. It s very different and very well made. Beautiful

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  • This was a gift for: Daughter-in-law
  • Occasion: birthday


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"Win, win, win!"

This purse is so well-suited to my persona in many ways. As a person whose work entails overseeing reducing, reusing and recycling for my workplace, seeing this creative use of wrappers warms my heart. As a creative person, Im inspired by the actual how-to in putting the wrappers together. And as a woman who has championed womens financial independence through micro-credit systems, its heartening to know that my purchase will make another life a wee bit better. Even though this was not a gift, it was a gift to me and I loved the packaging - recycled paper and the small figurine in woven in those traditional glorious fibers.

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  • Sharing the backstory of re-use and women's opportunities

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"A Real Attenton-Getter"

This little clutch is so convenient to carry. It glitters and draws a lot of attention . I am so glad I bought it.

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