Don Juan Clutch
Don Juan and his wife Juana have been working with GlobeIn in Oaxaca, Mexico for more than three years. Don Juan is an innovative weaver, and is constantly developing new products and weaving techniques that are rarely seen around neighborhood markets.
Whether you’re toting sunglasses and lip gloss or snacks and sunscreen, the modern woman needs to have her necessities within easy reach. We worked to design this durable double-layered clutch in a pretty pattern especially for this Artisan Box! Constructed with double layer palm leaf.
Measurements: 10" x 7" closed
Materials: Palm Leaf*Due to the artisanal nature of this product, color and size may vary.
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Five hours from Oaxaca, in the town of San Pedro Jocotipac, Don Juan García and his family of artisan basket weavers sit together for hours a day weaving. With a dexterity passed down through generations, ancestry come to life in the tireless work of fingers, they fashion the palms into vibrant, multi-colored baskets.
Don Juan and his family produce about 800 baskets per month. He then transports the baskets to Oaxaca where they are picked up by Marina Lopez, who coordinates with GlobeIn.
For the people of the Mixteca region, as this part of Mexico is known, basket-weaving is a way of life that also sustains life. Thanks to the money earned through collaboration with GlobeIn, Don Juan has increased his production and is saving to become a small business owner.