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Handcrafted Cotton and Jute Striped Messenger Bag , 'Maya Sunset'

Product ID: U45567


Handcrafted Cotton and Jute Striped Messenger Bag , 'Maya Sunset'

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

Available in 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More


Sunset colors create a sharp contrast to jute's natural earthy hues in a design by Guatemala's Luis Carlos and Gloria. The jute messenger bag is recycled from sacks used for the coffee bean harvest, while talented weavers prepare the orange, red and brown flap and shoulder strap on a traditional pedal loom. The messenger bag has a pocket in the satin lined interior.

Made in Guatemala

  • 50% jute, 50% cotton with brass fixtures. Polyester lining
  • Features a zipper closure
  • Dry clean only
  • Adjustable strap(s)
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • 0.32 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • Bag: 35.56 cm H x 38.1 cm W x 7.62 cm D
  • Bag: 14" H x 15" W x 3" D
  • Strap(s): 127 cm L x 4.45 cm W
  • Strap(s): 50" L x 1.8" W
  • Drop length: 58.42 cm from strap to bag
  • Drop length: 23" from strap to bag
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Luis Carlos and Gloria

Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Luis Carlos and Gloria from Gift Collection.


Meet the Artist

Luis Carlos and Gloria

Luis Carlos and Gloria

"Working in this field implies immersing oneself into the culture and tradition of our homeland. Very few have this privilege, which makes us feel proud to be able to do what we do."

Luis Carlos and Gloria met at university and together they fused the art of modern design with Guatemala's rich textile... tradition. They realized they also shared similar backgrounds, even though Luis Carlos was born and raised in Retalhuleu whereas Gloria comes from Guatemala City. "I believe I inherited my dad's artistic vein, though he is an impassioned musician," Gloria confides.

Luis Carlos always had a passion for art and creativity, and when he was half way through his studies in Industrial Design he went to Colombia on a student exchange program. "That's when I realized the value of each region's arts and crafts, as well as their cultural traditions," he recalls. "I decided to focus on the design of handcrafted items that promote my country's cultural heritage and the first thing I designed was a line of kitchen linens that were hand-loomed with threads that dyed with natural pigments and adorned with maguey details."

Gloria's interest in traditional arts grew during her Industrial Design studies, when she also got the opportunity to work as a junior consultant on design projects and quality control. "My first real project came during my third year at university, when I designed personal accessories for women and I combined painted leather with ceramics," she remembers.

"Our interest in designing handcrafts comes from Guatemala's great diversity and potential. We love to see our designs come to life through artisans' hands. We love meeting up with them and keeping in touch. It is also satisfying for us to know that our designs offer an opportunity of increased remuneration for many artisan families. Working in this field implies immersing oneself into the culture and tradition of our homeland. Very few have this privilege, which makes us feel proud to be able to do what we do."

Luis Carlos and Gloria have learned from international designers working on handcrafting projects, and they also work very closely with talented artisans in order to learn from them. "Through our daily work experience and with our natural curiosity we have gained knowledge that we're happy to share through different workshops with artisans across Guatemala. At these workshops we look for initiative, creativity, quality, artistry and above all, that they love what they're doing! Now people are starting to read about us through their local newspapers.

"It has been a great challenge and a most satisfactory adventure. It is satisfying and rewarding to see people in the street with our designs.

"We are always on the lookout for ways to avoid hurting the environment, so we are very careful of the materials we use. Our planet is our place in the universe therefore each one of us should start by taking care of at least their own piece of it that way little by little we'll heal all the hurt we’ve impinged on Earth."


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BUST 35 - 36 37 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48
WAIST 27 - 28 29 - 30 31 - 33 34 - 36 38 - 40
HIPS 37 - 38 39 - 40 42 - 43 45 - 46 49 - 50
CHEST 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48 50 - 52
WAIST 30 - 32 32 - 34 35 - 37 38 - 41 43 - 45
NECK 14 - 14.5 15 - 15.5 16 - 16.5 17 - 17.5 18 - 18.5
SLEEVE 32.5 33.5 34.5 35.5 36.5

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Measure around the fullest part of chest under the arms and over the shoulder blades keeping the tape measure level.


Measure around the smallest part of the waist keeping the tape measure comfortably loose. Most garments use the low waist measurement noted below.


Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.


Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approx 7"-8" below the waist.


Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.


Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.


Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.


Belts with buckles are measured in inches that correspond to a waist size however, most people do not wear belts on the waist, they wear them closer to the hips. A buckle belt measurement is take from the end of the "pin" of the buckle to the middle hole on the belt. Generally there are 5 holes for size adjustment, with a 1" space between each, so the middle hole will the be average size of the belt.

For at tie belt (no buckle) measure the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This again is the medium size of the belt.

For a soft fabric tie belt it can be called "1 size fits most" and the entire length of the belt should be measured and listed.

See buckle/tie belt size standards below.

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inches 26 - 30 28 - 32 31 - 35 34 - 38 38 - 42
cm 76 - 86 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

inches 30 - 34 32 - 36 35 - 39 39 - 43 43 - 47
cm 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5 109 - 119

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

Sash tie length

Lay sash/tie out flat away from the garment and measure from end to end.

Belt with buckle

Measure from the end of the pin of the buckle (where it touches the buckle) to the middle hole.

Belt without buckle

Measure from the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This is will give you the medium size of the belt.

Download our printable ring sizing chart to find the perfect fit!


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