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When life gets busy, it’s easy to lose the motivation to exercise. Get back into your yoga practice with the Start Anew Yoga Mat Bag. Traditional hand-woven skirt fabric, still worn in the Guatemalan highlands, is repurposed to create this comforting yoga mat bag. Fair trade partner Ruth and Naomi was formed to create jobs for women widowed by civil war and to provide scholarships for their children. More than three decades later, the grandchildren of the original artisans are still benefitting from these opportunities.
Ruth & NaomiThe weaving cooperative Ruth and Naomi is located in Chontola, near Chichicastenango. Widowed artisans weave bright lengths of cloth on backstrap looms. Young men, trained as tailors, sew this cloth into finished products such as vests, bags, wallets and briefcases. Read more.
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