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White on Black Bicolor Recycled Central American Plastic Cosmetic Bag

White on Black Bicolor Recycled Central American Plastic Cosmetic Bag

Regular price $23.95
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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-410743

Product Features
Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

Both striking and ecologically-responsible, this cosmetic tote combines classic white and black. Guatemalan artisan Claudia Hernandez weaves it by hand with recycled cords and lines the compact bag in white cotton.

  • materials: Recycled plastic, cotton lining
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Features a zipper closure
  • Promotes recycling and reduces waste
4.7 in. H x 8.75 in. W x 1 in. D

Wipe with a damp cloth

Artisan Information

Claudia Hernandez

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I weave handbags and baskets of recycled plastic.

I was a Spanish teacher for most of my life but, when I lost both my husband and my father, I decided to learn a career to better provide for my family. This was a tough time, especially for my children, and I became the main breadwinner for the family.

"For three months, I attended a school near Antigua where the tuition was inexpensive and we could learn a craft. I decided to take this course because it's an old weaving technique. Unfortunately, in Guatemala today, people prefer trendy imported accessories.

"People consider me attentive and helpful but, above all, I just want to serve God. I know that each day is a challenge and brings something new. Thanks to this, I've learned to be positive in every aspect of my life. I also learned not to complain because everything happens for a reason and each situation teaches us a lesson.

"I'm a happy person with a fulfilling life. My hands can create wonderful things that people can use every day. What could be better than something crafted in Guatemala with much love and dedication, inspired by the wonderful colors of our landscapes?

"I thank God because, despite my setbacks, I'm fortunate to have two wonderful sons who help me with my work. My dream is to give them everything they need while also giving them the necessary tools to face every circumstance life puts in their path. I want to leave two well-educated men who love their country and respect our traditions."

Supplier Information

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NOVICA was started with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all.

Along the way, the founders of NOVICA discovered something very important - as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.

Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

The founders of NOVICA had a vision of the future that is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. Instead, a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become driving force.

Shipping

United States shipping only. Expedited shipping is unavailable. Allow for 1-2 days extra processing time. This product may ship separately from other products in your order and may have longer than normal shipping timelines as it will ship directly from its country of origin.

Returns

All sales of this product are final -- we do not accept returns or issue replacements unless there is a defect with the product. Please review our Returns & Exchanges policy.

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