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Guatemalan Weaving Dog Leash

Guatemalan Weaving Dog Leash

Regular price $34.02 USD
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Lead your pet with a Mayan twist on one of our multicolored cotton leashes. Hand-woven on traditional back-strap looms, these unique Guatemalan leashes are sure to make your companion stand out in the crowd. (also check out our matching dog collars!)

These colorful and bright leashes 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.

  • Measures about 1” width X 48” length
  • Available in blue, green,red colors with paw prints and multicolor stripes

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 healthcare, 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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