Their contemporary look belies the indigenous weaving tradition behind these bags.
Woven on backstrap looms, these bags combine ancient weaving techniques with modern materials: plastic bags! The clutches are too elegant to be considered recycled–think of them as upcycled. They are well constructed with a zippered closure, nylon lining, and a bright plastic pompom on the zipper.
Your purchase supports Mayan weavers’ endeavors to raise their families from extreme poverty, and in encouraging the reuse of plastic waste, it helps create cleaner environments in rural villages. Mayan Hands provides guidance and education so that the weavers are able to reach larger markets for their handmade goods.