Altiplano

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Weaving a brighter tomorrow while preserving the past

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Mission

John and Shari, the founders of Altiplano, traveled frequently in Guatemala where they developed a strong connection with the communities alongside Lake Atitlan. Quickly, the duo saw the potential for a fair trade enterprise working with the talented artisans on the lakeside. Since the early inspiration, Altiplano has grown to provide important jobs that allow artisans to preserve their way of life and their culture. Every creation embodies the togetherness, creativity, and community that defines the people along the lake. Altiplano is committed to the well being of their artisans, the celebration of their culture, and the health of the region’s environment.

Impact

Altiplano works directly with their own fair trade workshop as well as other neighboring artisan groups along Lake Atitlan.  Working and living alongside the lake allows artisans to remain connected to their homes. Many women are able to work from allowing them to the freedom and flexibility to raise their families. Altiplano’s designs draw directly from the natural world around them and the cultures that have long resided on its shores. Traditional practices and designs are ever present as natural dyes and traditional looms are employed to preserve and the protect the surrounding environment. Tradition, community, and the Lake Atitlan environment meet in each and every Altiplano product.

How It's Made

People Behind the Brand

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    Bamboo Infinity Scarf – Purple

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    The bamboo infinity scarf is made from organic bamboo fibers, hand dyed in vivid colors and woven by hand in an indigenous women's cooperative in Guatemala. The soft bamboo gives these scarves a luxurious silky feeling making them the perfect scarf to wrap infinity-style. Size: 62” in length/round and 10” in width *Note: due to the handmade nature of this item, colors may vary slightly.*
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    Bamboo Infinity Scarf – Earthy Grey

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    The bamboo infinity scarf is made from organic bamboo fibers, hand dyed in vivid colors and woven by hand in an indigenous women's cooperative in Guatemala. The soft bamboo gives these scarves a luxurious silky feeling making them the perfect scarf to wrap infinity-style. Size: 62” in length/round and 10” in width *Note: due to the handmade nature of this item, colors may vary slightly.*
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    Bamboo Infinity Scarf – Ocean

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    The bamboo infinity scarf is made from organic bamboo fibers, hand dyed in vivid colors and woven by hand in an indigenous women's cooperative in Guatemala. The soft bamboo gives these scarves a luxurious silky feeling making them the perfect scarf to wrap infinity-style. Size: 62” in length/round and 10” in width *Note: due to the handmade nature of this item, colors may vary slightly.*
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    Bamboo Infinity Scarf – Retro Red

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    The bamboo infinity scarf is made from organic bamboo fibers, hand dyed in vivid colors and woven by hand in an indigenous women's cooperative in Guatemala. The soft bamboo gives these scarves a luxurious silky feeling making them the perfect scarf to wrap infinity-style. Size: 62” in length/round and 10” in width *Note: due to the handmade nature of this item, colors may vary slightly.*
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    Bamboo Infinity Scarf – Red Denim

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    The bamboo infinity scarf is made from organic bamboo fibers, hand dyed in vivid colors and woven by hand in an indigenous women's cooperative in Guatemala. The soft bamboo gives these scarves a luxurious silky feeling making them the perfect scarf to wrap infinity-style. Size: 62” in length/round and 10” in width *Note: due to the handmade nature of this item, colors may vary slightly.*
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    Bamboo Infinity Scarf – Purple Multi

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    The bamboo infinity scarf is made from organic bamboo fibers, hand dyed in vivid colors and woven by hand in an indigenous women's cooperative in Guatemala. The soft bamboo gives these scarves a luxurious silky feeling making them the perfect scarf to wrap infinity-style. Size: 62” in length/round and 10” in width *Note: due to the handmade nature of this item, colors may vary slightly.*
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    Bamboo Infinity Scarf – Mauve

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    The bamboo infinity scarf is made from organic bamboo fibers, hand dyed in vivid colors and woven by hand in an indigenous women's cooperative in Guatemala. The soft bamboo gives these scarves a luxurious silky feeling making them the perfect scarf to wrap infinity-style. Size: 62” in length/round and 10” in width *Note: due to the handmade nature of this item, colors may vary slightly.*
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    Bamboo Infinity Scarf – Grey

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    The bamboo infinity scarf is made from organic bamboo fibers, hand dyed in vivid colors and woven by hand in an indigenous women's cooperative in Guatemala. The soft bamboo gives these scarves a luxurious silky feeling making them the perfect scarf to wrap infinity-style. Size: 62” in length/round and 10” in width *Note: due to the handmade nature of this item, colors may vary slightly.*
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    Bamboo Infinity Scarf – Fuchsia Multi

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    The bamboo infinity scarf is made from organic bamboo fibers, hand dyed in vivid colors and woven by hand in an indigenous women's cooperative in Guatemala. The soft bamboo gives these scarves a luxurious silky feeling making them the perfect scarf to wrap infinity-style. Size: 62” in length/round and 10” in width *Note: due to the handmade nature of this item, colors may vary slightly.*
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    Bamboo Infinity Scarf – Earthy Teal

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    The bamboo infinity scarf is made from organic bamboo fibers, hand dyed in vivid colors and woven by hand in an indigenous women's cooperative in Guatemala. The soft bamboo gives these scarves a luxurious silky feeling making them the perfect scarf to wrap infinity-style. Size: 62” in length/round and 10” in width *Note: due to the handmade nature of this item, colors may vary slightly.*
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    Bamboo Calabe Infinity Scarf – Mauve

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    The bamboo infinity scarf is made from organic bamboo fibers, hand dyed in vivid colors and woven by hand in an indigenous women's cooperative in Guatemala.  The Calabe weaving style features an artful plaid pattern. The soft bamboo gives these scarves a luxurious silky feeling making them the perfect scarf to wrap infinity-style. Size: 62” in length/round and 10” in width *Note: due to the handmade nature of this item, colors may vary slightly.*
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    Bamboo Calabe Infinity Scarf – Green Brown

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    The bamboo infinity scarf is made from organic bamboo fibers, hand dyed in vivid colors and woven by hand in an indigenous women's cooperative in Guatemala.  The Calabe weaving style features an artful plaid pattern. The soft bamboo gives these scarves a luxurious silky feeling making them the perfect scarf to wrap infinity-style. Size: 62” in length/round and 10” in width *Note: due to the handmade nature of this item, colors may vary slightly.*
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    Bamboo Calabe Infinity Scarf – Purple Multi

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    The bamboo infinity scarf is made from organic bamboo fibers, hand dyed in vivid colors and woven by hand in an indigenous women's cooperative in Guatemala.  The Calabe weaving style features an artful plaid pattern. The soft bamboo gives these scarves a luxurious silky feeling making them the perfect scarf to wrap infinity-style. Size: 62” in length/round and 10” in width *Note: due to the handmade nature of this item, colors may vary slightly.*
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    Natural Dye Ikat Fringe Scarf Grey

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    This natural dye ikat fringe scarf combines traditional designs and techniques with natural dying methods to create a unique statement piece. It preserves the Mayan culture of back-strap weaving and represents their natural surroundings near lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Made from a cotton rayon blend, the fibers offer a luxurious, natural hang and drape. Size: 80” in length and 10” in width *Note: due to the handmade nature of this item, colors may vary slightly.*
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    Natural Dye Ikat Fringe Scarf Green

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    This natural dye ikat fringe scarf combines traditional designs and techniques with natural dying methods to create a unique statement piece. It preserves the Mayan culture of back-strap weaving and represents their natural surroundings near lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Made from a cotton rayon blend, the fibers offer a luxurious, natural hang and drape. Size: 80” in length and 10” in width *Note: due to the handmade nature of this item, colors may vary slightly.*
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    Natural Hobo Bag with Leather Strap

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    The natural color of this handwoven hobo bag matches everything, making it a great everyday bag you can sling right over your shoulder! The fabric is woven on a traditional floor loom in Guatemala and is slightly textured. Soft leather strap, zipper closure and cotton lining. Size: 11” H x 17” W with a depth of 7”
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    Turquoise Stone Bracelet

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    This beautiful bracelet is handcrafted from waxed linen and rich turquoise stones by artisans in a fair trade workshop in Guatemala. This bracelet is adjustable in length with the sterling plated lobster claw clasp and two sterling plated clasp hoops. Size: 6.5” – 7.5” L
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    Turquoise Stone Necklace

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    Waxed linen and rich turquoise stones combine in this versatile necklace that can also be worn as a wrap bracelet. Handmade in a fair trade workshop in Guatemala. This necklace secures with a sterling plated lobster claw and three sterling plated clasp hoops. Size: 35” – 36” L
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    Deerskin & Green Stone Wrap Bracelet

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    Our deerskin stone bracelet adds edgy & colorful style to any outfit. These hip & fun bracelets are handcrafted from sterling plated hoops with semi-precious stones and brown deerskin lace. The soft deerskin straps wrap comfortably and tie close. Another feature of these bracelets are their adjustable length and approximate width of .75” W. These deerskin stone bracelets are handmade in a fair trade workshop in Guatemala.
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