Classic Leather Camera Strap
Crafted with 100% Full-Grain Leather
* This first small batch is a prototype | final sale
Natural leather markings are to be expected and appreciated
Carry your camera in style with our ethically crafted classic leather strap! With an entire leather body, natural markings can be seen and appreciated on each strap. Crafted in a small home workshop, your purchase supports our sustainable project to provide dignified job opportunities to artisans in Guatemala.
Full leather. Silver Hardware. Adjustable. Buckle Closure
Includes small dust bag. Artisan card. Friendship bracelet.
Secure clip closure designed with professional equipment in mind.
No two straps are the same! Hiptipico prides itself on uniqueness and authenticity. Every Hiptipico product is 100% handmade and has the human touch of the maker in each stitch. This makes our products uniquely charming and distinct from factory-made accessories. No two are exactly same and imperfections are to be expected and appreciated.
Our leather straps are part of our Small Business Collection which features products crafted and designed by Maya artisans themselves in small home workshops. These artisanal workshops are owned by indigenous families who have their entire production established.
Hiptipico’s relationship with these long-term partners is built on trust, transparency and mutual respect. Purchasing items with these vendors supports a small local business, motivates local entrepreneurial spirits and stimulates the local economy.
Our Small Business Collection was created to support the creativity, ingenuity and passion of local Guatemalan businesses while preserving Maya culture and traditions.
Size: Adjustable. approx 34 inches long and 2.5 inches wide.
Chontala Weaving Cooperative
Origin: Chontala, Quiché
Ethnicity: Maya K'iche'
After searching for traditional belt weavers in many rural villages outside of Chichicastenango, we were lucky enough to finally meet the female leader of the Chontala women's cooperative. The twenty artisans in this community specialize in embroidered belts called "fajas" that we then craft into our leather camera straps. Each faja can take anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks make, depending on the design. Your purchase helps these women receive a steady income to further support their families and preserve their culture.
Origin: Momostenango, Totonicapán
Ethnicity: Maya K'iche'
Don Vicente and his family have a quaint home workshop and local storefront in Panajachel. He comes from a family of rural sheep farmers and at a young age, he moved to Pana to start working with artisan goods. Over the years, he and his wife Ofelia have acquired impeccably curated collection of Mayan textiles that they use to elaborate unique designs with unbeatable craftsmanship. They’re passionate about incorporating the authentic Mayan culture into their work and passing these artisan techniques down to their children.