Attractive and useful, our wallets perfectly balance convenience with style.
Thanks to the fantastic volunteers that have enriched our lives with their stories of thrilling adventures and incredible journeys, we can be proud of having learnt something about the needs of a traveller soul. Following the principle of the Compact Life, our weavers have indeed designed these handsome wallets to be the best companions for your days and nights spent away from home:
agile, spacious, and with a strong, original personality, their multiple pockets and slots will safeguard all your precious items without overloading your clothing, bags and trips.
And what about their refined design? This comes from our craftswomen's artistry in foot loom weaving. The result of their work is a product that is incredibly durable and beautiful, thanks to the subtle striped patterns that adorn their thick texture. To complete the picture, the vibrant colors of locally made dyes further enhance their uniqueness.
Be ready to embark on a new adventure in absolute comfort and style: check them out!
What do you need to know?
Material: 100% Rio Blanco Cotton.
Size: 4 1/4'' x 4'' - 11cm x 10cm.
Features: Open pocket to store banknotes; zipper pocket to collect loose change; multiple slots to have quick access to cards and documents. A strap closure to keep the wallet well-closed, compact and suitable for trousers or jacket pockets.
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!
Write to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!