This recycled cross-body purse is crafted by the talented indigenous artisans of the community of Chixot, which is located in the central highlands of Guatemala near Comalapa. The group is comprised of mostly women but also a few men. The Chixot artisans who create this cute purse have amazing sewing skills which is evident in the craftsmanship. With MayaWorks these artisans earn a fair wage and also work under fair trade conditions. The income they bring in allows them to better support their families. Wearing this bag reflects the beautiful colors and culture of Guatemala! You can feel proud to sport a completely fair trade, handmade and recycled purse!
Recycled Knock Around Cross Body Purse
- This recycled cross-body purse is perfect for knocking around about town. This fair trade bag is constructed with recycled "corte" fabric and is accented with a bright recycled huipil patch. A huipil is a hand woven Mayan blouse that is handmade with traditional symbols and is worn for many, many years. A "corte" is the skirt a Maya woman wears. This recycled purse pairs functionality with style. The fair trade bag measures 5-1/2” wide by 7-3/4” tall with a single strap dropping 26” from the shoulder to be worn cross-body. Great for travel -- a passport fits perfectly in the main compartment which is fastened with a wood button and loop closure. A zippered compartment on the back secures money and credit cards. Purses shown here examples of the styles we carry. No two recycled Knock Around Cross-Body Purses are alike! Women of all ages will love this life-simplifying product.