Central American Brown Leather Accent Handbags(29 items)
Luisa Villavicencio Cotton apparel and accessories
"All our creations are 100% ecological, 100% natural undyed cotton that reveals the natural shades of the fiber. People are sometimes surprised to learn that we use no dying process at all."
"I'm a Guatemalan woman, born into a family where respect for the environment and for our country's culture have always been a part of our daily life. The story of why I'm here and do what I do is really the story of my whole family... read more
Popular Central American Brown Leather Accent Handbags
Central American Cotton Shoulder Bag, "Natures Lines"$154.99
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.
Leather Accent Cotton Tote Handwoven in Guatemala, "Ixcaco Colors"$159.99
Guatemalan artisan Luisa Villavicencio works with natural Ixcaco cotton, hand-weaving this tote with leather accents. A multicolored strap circles the top of the bag with an adjustable size. The bag opens with magnetic snaps to a cotton-lined interior with two open pockets and a zipper pocket.
Leather Accent Handwoven Striped Cotton Cosmetic Bag, "Aqua Sea"$29.99
Woven by hand, natural cotton is transformed into a cosmetic and travel bag. Laura Leticia Burrion combines wide stripes of aqua and ivory. Trimmed with brown leather, the case is lined in solid ivory and closes with a zipper. "This is inspired by our beautiful beaches," the Guatemalan designer confides.
Leather Accent Multicolored Cotton Sling Handbag Guatemala, "Textile Splendor"
Designed by Guatemala's Maura Parra, this sling handbag features diamond motifs in a variety of colors that are handwoven from cotton on the backstrap loom by local artisans. The handbag is accented with leather accents and a strap in chestnut, opening at the top with a zipper to a cotton lining in beige that features a single inner zipper pocket. The sling arrives with a separate storage bag for keeping it clean while not in use.