Manos de Madres brings you the “Trash Bags of Honduras”. These beautiful products are made with hope and joy by the loving hands of extraordinary women. Where one man’s trash becomes another man’s treasure, the result is unique, one-of-a-kind designs with a purpose.
The vision of Manos de Madres began in Honduras in 2003 with the work of Arielle Moinester and the coffee cooperative COFEACOMA. In a joint effort, Arielle and COFEACOMA developed a women's income generation project in an effort to help alleviate poverty and reduce the communities' environmental degradation through the repurposing of trash into crafts. The project also sought to empower women through multilevel training and education. Since its inception, the project and the products, entitled "Trash Bags of Honduras", have met and exceeded international fair trade standards. Their income is used to provide education to their children, improve family nutrition and sanitation, purchase farmland and develop other small businesses.
“Trash Bag” is a line of clutches, purses and accessories crafted in Honduras from 100% post-consumer trash. They are handmade by the women of COFEACOMA, a cooperative of certified organic coffee growers in the mountains of Comayagua, Honduras, from the snack chip bags that litter their communities. Each bag features a tag signed by the artist, along with the name of her community and the date created. With your purchase, you are providing income for women artists and their families, supporting education and community health, contributing to women's independence and entrepreneurship and supporting environmental education, consciousness and welfare. Trash has never looked so good and you won’t help but feel like a part of something big wearing these unique pieces, available here at Flechada.
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