UPAVIM Crafts is dedicated to helping others, especially during hard times such as these. That's why our artisans have created beautiful, colorful, and handmade cotton face masks. Handmade with an outer layer of traditional Guatemalan fabric and an inner lining of tight 100% cotton twill, these durable masks provide both protection and breathability. Our Pleated Face Mask features gentle folds that allow the user to adjust it for the perfect fit! 6.5'' L x 5.5'' H Two elastic bands (for placement over the ears). Fits most kids size 7 - 14 years old. 2 layers of 100% cotton. Reusable. Please note these masks are not medical grade or N95s. However, they do follow the CDC's recommendations for cloth face masks. Follow all recommended face-covering guidelines. Wash after each use. All mask sales are final due to hygienic reasons.
UPAVIM is a self-run cooperative of women in La Esperanza, Guatemala that provides leadership opportunities, greater economic independence and education for the members and their families. It represents a colorful beacon of hope and pride for many in La Esperanza.
Founded in 1989, UPAVIM creates and sells colorful, handcrafted products for markets around the world. Sales of UPAVIM’s fair trade goods directly support the cooperative, a full-day kindergarten through 6th grade school, daycare, and a Montessori-based preschool. UPAVIM’s success in La Esperanza has also fueled the development of a health clinic, tutoring program, local bakery and more.
Facing poverty, crime and violence throughout their neighborhoods, the more than 60 women that represent UPAVIM find not only solidarity in a safe space but also a community of love, hope and purpose that aspires to produce generational improvements for one another