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Trama Textiles - Eco friendly shoulder bag - Colors of Xela
Trama Textiles - Eco friendly shoulder bag - Colors of Xela
Trama Textiles - Eco friendly shoulder bag - Colors of Xela

Eco-friendly Zip Shoulder Bag - Colors of Xela


Here are the new companions of your daily errands in the city!

Combining our craftswomen's expertise and skill in backstrap loom weaving and leather making, these precious bags will provide you with velvety comfort and all the spacious capacity you need to keep all your tiny treasures and secrets safe.

Their bright and lively colors reproduce the breath-taking nature of Guatemala, from the most exotic and rare orchids of the forest to the lilies, cactuses, pansies and violas that adorn the streets of Quetzaltenango, the headquarter of our cooperative.

The leather that composes the strap of these unique accessories has undergone the process of vegetable tanning, making it 100% biodegradable, resistant and extremely refined. Indeed, natural tannins alter the protein structure of each hide, giving it robustness, deep earthy hues and a distinct aroma: these are all features of high and valuable quality.

Check them out: you will not be able to embark on a new adventure without these lovely bags!


What do you need to know?

Size: 22mm x 15mm (8.75in x 5.75in)
Care: Hand-wash in cold water, treat stains with mild detergent, lay flat to air dry.
Material: Rio Blanco Cotton; Vegetable-Tanned Leather.
Features: A zipper closer and adjustable leather strap.



Each shoulder bag is handmade by TRAMA's weavers using the traditional backstrap loom weaving technique of the Guatemalan highlands. Each product is the result of these women's craftsmanship combined with the expertise of Guatemalan leather artisans, so they are not only beautiful but also incredibly durable and resistant.

Being completely handmade, each of these bags has unique and inimitable features.



Our eco-friendly bags are made with 100% organic materials and passion.

The process of both vegetable tanning and weaving is energy- and resource-saving, with minimum usage of water and electricity.

TRAMA's cooperative guarantees fair wages to its weavers and funds education programmes for the young members of several Guatemalan communities.

By purchasing TRAMA's products, you are contributing to:

  • preserving our weavers' and artisans' craftsmanship and cultural identity.
  • developing businesses founded on fair wages for workers and respect for the environment.


If your thirst for knowledge is unquenchable, feel free to email us all your doubts and questions. We will be happy to share with you all our secrets!

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Did you know that the Mayan name of Quetzaltenango is Xela and that it is considered by many as being the capital of the Mayans? Try and check out this marvellous city: there are many legends and stories about its mysterious past.