Fair Trade Embroidered Yoga Bag, "Blue Huipil"
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From Yama Aj Chixot Artisan Group in Guatemala, this yoga bag captures the imagination with its palette of blue and lilac hues. Sewn of cotton, the subtly striped bag has a practical pocket on the front, recycled from an original huipil blouse. These are worn by the women of Todos Santos Cuchumatán, Totonicapán.
The patterns on the front pocket may vary depending on the availability of huipiles.
- 0.23 kgs
- 0.5 lbs
- Bag: 60.96 cm H x 15.24 cm Diam.
- Bag: 24" H x 6" Diam.
- Strap: 81.28 cm L x 3.81 cm W
- Strap: 32" L x 1.5" W
- Drop length: 25.4 cm from strap to bag
- Drop length: 10" from strap to bag
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
The association prides itself on protecting and preserving the very long-standing tradition of weaving using a floor loom. The women have all learned this technique from their mothers or grandmothers, and plan to teach their daughters as well.
Unfortunately many women in this area have been affected by miscarriages and the loss of newborns. This can cause a woman to go into a deep depression. Together they overcome these tragic events and provide constant support for one another.
Thanks to the work of these women, their children have the opportunity to study and have a better future. As an association, part of their income is donated to school infrastructure.
The association has been able to grow and increase their sales, which is then passed along to the women and their families.
The Yama Aj Chixot artisan group enables women to make a fair wage that helps them support their children.