These bear backpacks are perfect for a toddler or preschool student. Sturdy, all-cotton fabric in rainbow stripes. Zippered opening to a fully lined interior. Features a hanging loop and adjustable black nylon straps.
Small size: approximately 8" wide and 8" tall. Interior expands to approx. 4" in width.
Large size: approximately 9" wide and 11" tall. Interior expands to approx. 6" in width.
This fair trade Guatemalan bag is handmade by the artisan group Ruth and Noami. Ruth and Noami was founded in 1986 after the bombings in the community of Chontala, near Chichicastenango by a Methodist pastor and tailor. By using the weavings from the war widows and by teaching their sons to sew, the whole family benefited. The boys received scholarships to attend school, and the widows received improvements to their homes and were able to send their children to school with their increased income. This group supports several artisan groups and community projects with the profits from the sale of their products.