I was so excited to stumble across Proud Mary's shop. I spent a summer doing research in Guatemala; its people, colors and customs are close to my heart. Molly and Harper, the owners and designers, work with women in Guatemala providing them with livable wages, good working conditions and the opportunity to continue practicing their traditional skills. Here's a little more about the giveaway item:
A family and group of master weavers in Guatemala City make the most difficult weave in the collection, the brocaded “Diamante”. This group is from the area of San Marcos but have resided in the capital city for many years to service the wider market for sophisticated upholstery and home décor textile products. They are known in Guatemala as the most accomplished foot loom weavers, and have pioneered many types of brocade weaving that previously were only able to be made on backstrap looms.
Their designs are sleek and sophisticated (would you expect anything less from these stylish girls?), sustainable and produced conscientiously. And they're giving away one of their gorgeous Diamante Totes!
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