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Maria Elena Clutch by Catrinka

$185.00
Styling Notes:

A bold and unforgettable clutch in black, cream and gold. The textile is a celebration of the diamonds pattern traditional to Chiapas, with a modern color combination. The large zip top interior has room for everything you need, and the front pocket keeps a cell phone close at hand. In the textile, the design represents orchids and the universe.  

Comes with a free friendship bracelet made by the girls your purchase supports. 

Each bag provides 4 days of work for women and 7 days of education for girls through the  Catrinka Girls Project.

 

The woman behind the bag:

María Elena works with 5 other weavers in a group they call Grupo Café, which was formed in the coffee collecting season in 2012, after a visit and training from the artisan support group Catrinka works with in Chiapas. Her colleagues are Marta, Irma, Juana, Lucia, and another María Elena. They have been weaving for themselves and to sell at the market for years, but decided to join together as a group to strengthen themselves and share their knowledge. 

Size: 6" h (11" unfolded) x 10.5" w x 1"g

Material: 100% cotton, 100% cow leather trim and tassel, zip closure 

Handmade in Mexico 

 

 

 


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Textiles for the collection were handwoven by Mayan indigenous women weavers in Chiapas, Mexico. The bags were made by women in an ethical production group outside of Mexico City. The sale of each bag in the collection will provide a week of life ski
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Textiles for the collection were handwoven by Mayan indigenous women weavers in Chiapas, Mexico. The bags were made by women in an ethical production group outside of Mexico City. The sale of each bag in the collection will provide a week of life ski