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Guatemalan Weaving Dog Collar

Guatemalan Weaving Dog Collar

Regular price $26.40 USD
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Hand-woven with multicolored yarns, this unique Guatemalan dog collar is sure to make your furry companion stand out in the crowd. 

These colorful and bright collars are handmade by women artisans from the UPAVIM cooperative on the outskirts of Guatemala City. UPAVIM, which stands for United for a Better Life, is an 80 member artisan enterprise helping women through social and economic empowerment. In addition to training women in creating various handmade textiles, UPAVIM has established a school, a pharmacy and a bakery within their cooperative.

  • Small measures 1” wide with an 8-13” adjustable length
  • Large measures 1” wide with a 13-24” adjustable length
  • Available in blue, green, red and rainbow colors with paw prints

Handmade in Guatemala and fair trade imported.

Upavim Artisan Story

UPAVIM Crafts is a cooperative of women who live in marginalized communities on the outskirts of Guatemala City. Unidas Para Vivir Mejor (United for A Better Life, or UPAVIM) was established in 1989 to create jobs for these women and to establish health care, education, and other facilities to benefit the community. Over the years, UPAVIM has grown from a small community health project to an 80 member business cooperative. The organization employs teachers, seamstresses, nurses, administrators, cooks, cleaners and secretaries each of whom is paid a fair wage and is linked to UPAVIM ‘s fair trade business.

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