Fair Trade Pink-Brown Hand Woven Cotton Shawl Wrap, "Blossoming Days"
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In shades of brown, pink, and yellow, this elegant shawl is designed by Guatemala's Clementina Vasquez. "This shawl brings to mind the days in which plants start to blossom announcing the fruits that are soon to arrive. That's why we need to look after them," confides Vasquez. She weaves the cotton wrap on a traditional backstrap loom and braids the fringe by hand.
Clementina Vasquez has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $300. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of natural materials such as tree bark and cochineal to prepare her own dyes, as well as cotton threads, to increase production in time for the holiday season.