Guatemalan Handmade Organic Cotton Boxy Pouch
Give yourself a reason to want to use your toiletry bag!
This versatile little boxy pouch was made with two types of handwoven Guatemalan ‘tipico’ cotton . Both the interior and exterior are made with traditional colorful, organic cotton hand-harvested, pulled into thread, dyed with natural plants such as beetroot and cedar bark and handwoven by the Women’s Fair Trade Cooperative in San Juan La Laguna at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. The exterior fabric is thicker and more durable, while the inner fabric is lighter but just as beautiful.
The bags also have a vinyl interfacing to make them water resistant they and finished off with high quality zippers (such as YKK) and tags for easy opening and closing. There is a care label inside and as a finishing touch, these bags boast a ‘Macaco’ otherwise known as ‘pedazo’ sourced from Chichicastenango which were the currency used in coffee farms back in the 1750s. Each was handcut and is a unique piece in its own right.
I only purchase a small amount of fabric at any one time – partly because there are just so many beautiful fabrics to choose from and partly because I want all the pieces I produce to be special. I design the bags and the details and source the materials, and the bags themselves are sewn by a local ‘sastre’ (seamstress) from the San Cristobal el Alto Cooperative (of which Tierra & Lava is a member).
Fee free to choose from the available colors and message me if you have any questions or special requests (I can always send you pictures of the fabric I have on hand for you to choose your own combination).