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BAG STRAP - HERITAGE & SOCIETY - WOMANHOOD FAJA

Regular price $118.80
Regular price $198.00 Sale price $118.80
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HERITAGE & SOCIETY COLLECTION

HERITAGE

From our travels around the world, we've found that the dying art of weaving is fading into history. Our mission at Nena & Co is to help preserve and revive interest in this unique and beautiful traditional practice. We celebrate the art of craftsmanship and strive to encourage and motivate young weavers, and all artisans, to carry on the traditions of their ancestors. We also want the Heritage & Society Collection to be an outlet for our artisan's creativity. We believe that by sustaining family traditions we deepen our relationship with and understanding of our heritage, which will ensure that these cultures do not fadeaway, but stay as vibrant as the colors displayed in our bags.

SOCIETY
Each of these panels take anywhere from 5-7 days to create and 8 hours to loom the lining for each bag. Nena & Co. assures this time spent on our beloved fabrics are commissioned at fair wages. It is our intention through this new collection to create a community that finds beauty in the details of Artisan work, has an appreciation of cultures, and a desire to enable generations to embrace the traditions of their heritage.

DETAILS

  • Full¬†grain¬†leather trim, backing, and tabs stamped with Nena & Co. logo
  • Hand-loomed faja (Note: pattern and placement of fabric may vary)
  • Metal hardware
  • Made in Guatemala

DIMENSIONS

  • Length: 35-36"
  • Width: 2 1/2 "

      Care

      LEATHER & FABRIC CARE

      We make every effort to provide our customers with the best-handcrafted and high-quality bags. Please note that all our processes to make the bags are done by hand, from curing, cutting, and treating the leather to using up-cycled huipils. Our bags have natural characteristics and qualities that should not be considered as flaws or as damage because they do not interfere with the functionality of the bag. We up-cycle vintage Maya clothing to make beautiful one-of-a-kind products. Many times you will find snags in the pattern. This is normal. Should your patterned huipil snag you can snip the loose threads with scissors. Do not pull them.
      Some people also like to use Scotchgard Brand Protector on the fabric portion of their bag.
      Should you choose to, you may use a leather conditioner but many of our customers prefer to let the natural oils of their skin wear on the leather to get that buttery soft feel to them, we advise doing a test spot on the leather before applying a conditioner or treatment to the entire bag. You can read our tutorial on how to use the leather care treatment if you choose to go this route.
      NENA & CO. REPAIRS POLICY
      After 60 days from the time you've received your bag, Nena & Co. will no longer assume responsibility for repairs of your product. However, we are more than happy to assist with recommendations on where you can have your bag repaired. We use our local shoe cobbler or specialty bag shops for any repairs or customization we have done to Nena bags. 
      Nena & Co. is not responsible for damages that may occur during care for merchandise; including but not limited to conditioning washing, drying and/or dry cleaning.

      Impact

      Through collaborating with Nena & Co., we are able to give this time honored artistry a platform, as we offer a glimpse into their beautiful process, community, and history. We recognize the importance of high quality craftsmanship and skill, as well as the livelihood of the talented men and women who create these pieces.Artisans who work in collaboration with Nena & Co.earn a fair wage, and are provided with healthcare and scholarships.

      These benefits help them thrive, and encourage them to further progress in their own lives.

      Made in Guatemala

      Our Mission

      It is the mission of Nena & Co. to design and create products that are innovative in design, are unique, and are driven by high-quality standards; to celebrate the individuality of the Nena Society and the artistry of cultures around the world.

      We’ve been working with quality artisans in Guatemala for years, helping to create a sustainable source of income while honoring a heritage steeped in tradition.

      Intro to Guatemala
      Made in Guatemala
      Our People
      Emilse
      My name is
      Emilse
      I am a bag maker. I am positive.
      Lucia
      My name is
      Lucia
      I am a weaver. I am a business woman.
      Luis
      My name is
      Luis
      I am a leather craftsman. I am happy.
      Mariely
      My name is
      Mariely
      I am a pom maker. I am an innovator.
      Mateo
      My name is
      Mateo
      I am a huipil curator. I am positive.
      Rosa
      My name is
      Rosa
      I am a seamstress. I am a hard worker.

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