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Product ID: 363703

Guatemalan Handwoven Natural and Recycled Cotton Poncho, "Textures of Guatemala"

byLuisa Villavicencio: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (49)
Designer Luisa Villavicencio and her family maintain the last remaining cotton... more

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Designer Luisa Villavicencio and her family maintain the last remaining cotton farm in Guatemala, where they produce the materials used in their natural fashions. This laid-back poncho is created using undyed cotton and reclaimed denim fibers in a striking asymmetrical design with fringe details.


Luisa's family cultivates cotton in several natural colors, and the family is involved in the entire process, from growing the cotton to transforming it into apparel. Says Luisa, "There are 80 artisans working with us. Some are civil war widows. Others always felt that they couldn't do anything, and we've been able to change that negative self image... A lot of families depend on us. I feel I have a great duty to them, to my parents and to my country, whose textile tradition should not be lost."

  • 0.21 kgs
  • 0.5 lbs

  • 100% cotton, recycled denim
  • Hand wash or machine wash on gentle cycle
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Lay flat to dry or tumble dry on low heat
  • Promotes recycling and reduces waste
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Ships fast from USA.
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

Reviews by Customers

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49

From Hawai'i

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07/08/2020

"My son loved this shirt!"

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My son loved this shirt even more than I did!

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From albuquerque, New Mexico

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06/03/2020

"Wonderful sweater"

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I loved the way this sweater fit very nice quality

Best Uses

  • Wear to dress up short sleeves

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05/27/2020

"Besy eyeglasses case Ive ever owned"

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I am so very glad I purchased this eyeglass case. I knew when I saw it I woyld probably live it just for the lovely color and pattern. But it is a very well constructed case and my prescriptiin glasses are safe in this case. I wanted a unique well made case for my expensive eyeglasses and I am so pleased with this. If you are looking for a very sturdy as well as beautiful unique case for your valuable eyewear, please do yourself a favor and select this from this talented artisan. Im so glad I did.

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02/05/2020

"Favorite sweater"

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My son?s favorite Christmas gift! This is so comfortable and high quality. A definite wardrobe staple!

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From Seattle, WA

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01/13/2020

"Everyday Sweater"

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Fits well. Good sweater for nicer/ casual wear. Slightly rough fabric creates an interesting texture while still being warm and light. I measured for my husband and the size chart worked perfectly!

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From Ohio

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01/02/2020

"Stylish sweater!"

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This is a very stylish sweater!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

Luisa Villavicencio has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1400 and the most recent for $2100. Proceeds were used to invest in new raw materials and expand variety of product designs.

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

 
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