Upcycled Stina Sunglass Case
Vibrant and handy, our stylish sunglass cases are perfect for everyday use.
This case was designed by and named after one of our volunteers - Stina. It is made from upcyled traditional faja belts, so is not only colourful but is sustainable. By purchasing this product you are contributing to a more environmentally friendly fashion industry.
The cases are a travelling essential that must be added to your packing list! Stina has designed these sunglass cases with the traveller in mind. Small in size means you can take them anywhere and everywhere, keeping your sunglasses safe. Their bright colours come from the craftswork of foot loom weaving. The cases are incredibly durable since they are handmade by our skilled weavers.
We hope you enjoy our sustainable and snazzy sunglass case!
What do you need to know?
Material: 100% Rio Blanco Cotton.
Size: 7.5" x 4.5'' - 18cm x 10.5cm.
Features: Open pocket to store sunglasses; protects your favourite sunglasses with easy access.
Care: Hand-wash in cold water, treat stains with mild detergent, lay flat to air dry.
WE ARE UNIQUE
Each cartera is handmade by TRAMA's weavers using the traditional foot loom weaving technique of the Guatemalan highlands. Each product is the result of our women's craftsmanship, so they are not only beautiful but also incredibly durable and resistant.
WE ARE SUSTAINABLE FOR PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Our eco-friendly crafts are made with 100% organic cotton and passion.
The whole process of production 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' 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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Here are some juicy facts on the foot loom weaving technique!
The treadle or foot loom was introduced by the Spanish to Mayan weavers, who used to manufacture their textiles using the ancient backstrap loom of their ancestors.
The foot and backstrap loom types have been coexisting from then on: the two processes are basically the same, the only exception being the mechanism behind the movement of the warp. In the case of the backstrap loom, the threads of the warp are lifted by a heddle rod by hand, while in the case of the treadle loom this happens mechanically by a series of foot pedals.
Besides this fundamental difference, both tools require a large amount of expertise, skill, and time to create the masterpieces you can admire throughout our collections.
Now, you might appreciate even more the incredible work that our weavers are carrying on thanks to their cooperative: TRAMA!