Tote Bags

These beautiful woven tote bags are made by hand by inmates of Oaxacan jails, who are fairly paid for their work. When they train to become weavers, they not only learn new skills and have the opportunity to support their families. They also develop a deeper pride in Oaxacan culture and their role in helping to preserve the state’s artistic traditions. Once they are released, they are able to continue working and benefit from their new skills.

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