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Huipile Shoulder Bag
Huipile Shoulder Bag
Huipile Shoulder Bag

Huipile Shoulder Bag

Jenny Krauss

$ 56.00

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This one-of-a-kind bag is made from a vintage Guatemalan textile, finished with a top zipper and leather strap.

  • 8"x10" with a 21"-27" adjustable strap.
  • Fully lined with pocket.
  • 100% cotton and nubuck leather.

Jenny Krauss artisans live in and near Ayacucho, Peru and are masters in the crafts of weaving and embroidery. The region is poor and remote so finding customers for their wares is difficult. Jenny Krauss was founded in 2008 to help these artisans maintain a steady income through international sales of their work. The company offers them design guidance to appeal to the US customer while maintaining their traditional craft.

The work is certified by the Fair Trade Federation. Fair trade manufacturing refers to a set of guidelines that are meant to ensure artisans earn a living wage and are not exposed to environmental hazards.

Most of the artisans are women, who usually spend the morning attending to their family farms and the afternoons embroidering. Their babies are often wrapped in a blanket on their back and older children play nearby.

The average cost of living in Ayacucho and its environs is 400-500 Peruvian Nuevo soles (PEN) per month, but these artisans earn on average 1000 PEN/month, and can earn up to 2500 PEN/month. Your purchase helps these communities sustain their livelihoods and traditions.

Small fits most sizes 0-4. Measures 35" long. Holes are between 23" and 31".

Medium fits most sizes 6-14. Measures 41" long. Holes are between 28" and 37".

Large fits most sizes 14-20. Measures 47" long. Holes are between 34" and 43".