The artisans who make our Guatemalan Expandable Headband are from a tiny remote hamlet in the central highlands called Agua Caliente. The artisans of Agua Caliente are extremely skilled weavers. They weave much of the fabric used to create MayaWorks beautiful products. The women of Agua Caliente are very creative and love to craft new designs often presenting us with their prototypes for production consideration. Most of the women in Agua Caliente never attended school but they have made it a priority to learn to read and speak Spanish. Taking time from their busy lives, the artisans of Agua Caliente dedicated two afternoons a week for three years to study with a literacy teacher who was paid by MayaWorks. Today, the artisans of Agua Caliente read Spanish at a sixth grade reading level.
- These vibrant and versatile handmade headbands are the perfect fair trade gift for any young woman on your shopping list. These hand-woven headbands are a wonderful accent to any outfit but are also perfect for active youth. They keep the hair out of your face and can be cleverly pulled back into a cool bandana. This colorful handmade headband is really two headbands in one! Our fair trade headbands fit most tweens and above and come in a variety of colors in both stripes and solids. 100% cotton. Choose between striped or solid designs.