Newly Embroidered Strap - Eternal Sunset
Made to order in just 6 weeks. Your favorite woven pattern in any strap style!
Newly Embroidered Strap by our partner Women's Cooperative in Chontalá Guatemala
Crafted with 100% Egyptian Cotton + the leather of your choice!
Carry your bag or camera in style with a one of a kind, eye-catching strap! All of the embroidered straps in our Woven Collection are made by female artisans in the surrounding village of Chichicastenango, Quiche, Guatemala. You purchase directly from the women and their families.
The leather part of the strap is carefully crafted by our artisan partner Don Vicente and Ofelia in a small home workshop using high quality leather or vegan synthetic faux. Your purchase supports Hiptipico's sustainable project to provide dignified job opportunities to indigenous artisans in Guatemala.
Standard: 42" with clip attachments
Petite: 37" with clip attachments
Camera: Black nylon attachments
Backpack: Adjustable with clips attachments
Every strap comes with a multi-color dust-bag, information about the artisan, floral stationary card and free friendship bracelet. Your order will arrive in approximately 3 weeks.
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 weaver and maker in each stitch. This makes our products uniquely charming and distinct from factory-made accessories. No two are exactly the same and imperfections are to be expected and appreciated.
Our new embroidered straps are part of our Woven Collection and support female weavers that do not have access to markets! This specific collection was created so you know exactly the female weaver behind your products. Every item in this collection was hand-embroidered or hand-woven by our female artisan partners [not the market]. Purchasing authentic textiles directly from female cooperatives allows us to have a full understanding of the entire supply chain and offer truly honest production.
Shop knowing exactly the woman weaver behind your product!
ORIGIN: CHONTALÁ, QUICHÉ
ETHNICITY: MAYA K’ICHÉ’
After searching for traditional belt weavers in many rural villages outside of Chichicastenango, we were lucky enough to finally meet Manuela, the leader of the Chontala Women's Weaving Cooperative in 2017! Manuela, Pascuala and the women in their cooperative specialize in the intricate embroidery of belts called “fajas” that we use for our camera straps. Each belt is made new and can take anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks to make depending on the design. Now, the women are taking on a new embroidery project, creating our intricate floral face masks. Your purchase helps these women receive a steady income to further support their families and preserve their culture.
ORIGIN: MOMOSTENANGO, TOTONICAPÁN
ETHNICITY: MAYA K’ICHÉ’
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 his own business producing a more extensive line of artisan goods using high quality materials and genuine leather. Over the years, he and his wife Ofelia have designed and perfectly curated a collection with unbeatable craftsmanship. They are a passionate family dedicated to incorporating the authentic indigenous culture into their work and passing these artisanal techniques down to their children. Now his son is the manager of their storefront and their daughters help with client relations which includes collaborating with us! We love being able to work alongside the next generation and create beautiful designs in teamwork with Don Vicente and his family!