Newly Embroidered Vegan Strap - Eternal Sunset
*Made to order: 4 weeks*
Our Newly Embroidered Vegan Straps are designed for your bag or camera! The unique embroidery was woven new by our female artisan partners in a weaving cooperative in the mountains outside of Chichicastenango. Using a traditional technique with intricate needlework, each strap can take 3 – 10 days to complete. By purchasing directly from female artisans, you are supporting a sustainable effort to pay above a living wage, provide steady employment and impact entire indigenous families.
The synthetic leather part of the strap was carefully crafted by our artisan partner Don Vicente and Ofelia in a small home workshop using vegan leather. Your purchase supports our sustainable project to provide dignified job opportunities to indigenous artisans in Guatemala.
Metal hardware clip attachments.
Unique embroidery and vegan combination.
Strap comes with a multi-color dust-bag and information card about the artisan your purchase supports.
Purchase key-rings for easy attachment to your camera!
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. Imperfections are to be expected and appreciated.
Our new embroidered straps are part of our Woven Collection and support female weavers that don't 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!
42" long x 3" wide
ORIGIN: CHONTALÁ, QUICHÉ
ETHNICITY: MAYA K’ICHE’
We are so impressed by the coordination of the Ut'z Bat'z weaving cooperative. Their group leader Maria, reached out to us at Hiptipico searching for a way to expand their production and to help provide a more stable income for all the women in their cooperative. The female artisans in this group have some of the most intricate floral embroidery and a very efficient process in making embroidered belts called "fajas"! Meaning, when you purchase a camera strap from our woven collection, you can shop knowing you're helping provide a dignified job opportunity for female weavers.
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!