Market Tote 2.0 Ixi stripe

Market Tote 2.0 Ixi stripe


A special collaboration with our amigos at Friendship Bridge.

When Kinship Market started, we sourced market bags from the market of Chichicastenengo, as things got going we realized that tracing the source of the bag’s materials was not possible, enter this bag.

We partnered with an artisan - Martina Suy - from Friendship Bridge to commission new market bags that support her business. Martina is able to source huipiles and cortes for these bags within her community and in an ethical, sustainable manner.

Our Market Tote 2.0 is a great carryall for everyday use anywhere you go! It features a zippered top, one zippered interior pocket, two additional interior pockets, two exterior zipper pockets, and even an exterior pouch for your water bottle. The front of the bag is a up-cycled huipil, and the back and handles are made from an up-cycled corte.

Care Instructions: Gently wash in cool water, line dry.

Cotton. Handmade in Chichicastenango by Martina Suy and her husband

Dimensions: 13.5”h x 20”w x 4”d, 14” shoulder straps

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Huipil definition: Traditional Guatemalan blouse hand made on a backstrap loom. A huipil takes anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months to complete. It is made in paneled sections that are then hand stitched together. Like many fashion items, once a huipil is worn for its desired time frame, the woman who made it will often sell her piece of woven art so that she can buy the materials to craft two more

Corte defintion: Traditional Guatemalan skirts crafted on a footloom in the jaspe (similar to ikat) technique. Just like huipils, once a woman no longer wants to wear her current corte, she will sell it to buy new materials to create her next ones.