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Guatemalan Hair Band

Made from cotton, Guatemalan textiles, these fair trade headbands add a sophisticated splash of color and a touch of Guatemalan culture. The Guatemalan Hair Band is wider at the top and narrows to the elastic band that rests at the nape of the neck to fit various sizes.

HANDCRAFTED IN GUATEMALA

  • Materials: 100% cotton
  • One size fits most
  • 7"D
  • Handcrafted in Guatemala

SKU: 8801170

THE MAKERS

UPAVIM is an acronym for Unidas Para Vivir Mejor, "United For A Better Life." This group of women lives in a squatter community named La Esperanza (Hope) on the outskirts of Guatemala City. In 1989, UPAVIM was organized to offer much needed health and educational services within this community, where many families had fled from Guatemala’s civil war and overpopulation in the capital city. Since then, the organization has grown to include income generation programs, including handicraft training and production, a bakery, a soy product production, medical clinic, pharmacy, medical laboratory, growth monitoring program and tutoring program for families with limited choices.For member women artisans, craft work is fit into a daily routine of child care, housework and volunteering in other programs at the UPAVIM community center. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from UPAVIM since 1994.
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Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.

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