Mexican Oilcloth Half Apron

$16.00
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This fun, stylish apron is as bright and beautiful as the flowers in your garden and perfect for all of your gardening projects! Durable and easy to clean, the oilcloth material also offers lasting value to this charming yet practical apron.

Palomas Oilcloth designs is a fair trade business fostered by Border partners, a nonprofit organization providing assistance to low-income families living in border town communities on the Mexican/U.S. border.

  • Oilcloth
  • 3 front pockets
  • Ties are 30" L on each side (76.2 cm)
  • 13" H x 23" W (33 x 58.4cm)
  • Handmade in & fairly traded from Mexico

With help from Border Partners, a nonprofit organization working in their community to develop economic opportunities, the women who make up Palomas Oilcloth Designs started their own coop business in early 2009 in Puerto Palomas, Chihuahua, Mexico. They learned the necessary skills like accounting, marketing and purchasing of supplies.

The Palomas artisans make bags, aprons and tablecloths out of oilcloth printed with traditional Mexican designs of bright colored flowers and fruits. The designs are sunny and appealing. There are cherries, apples, watermelons, pineapples, chrysanthemums, and sunflowers with a retro look, as the same designs have been used on tablecloths in Mexico for decades.

Each of the artisans is able to work ten hours a week and make enough to provide for their families. Some of them also have a second job, take care of family or work promoting Border Partners. They mostly supplement their families’ income in a town where there is a lot of hunger and unemployment.

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