Though we live in an increasingly digital world, we can all appreciate the value of having our most important travel documents printed out and stored in one safe place for complete peace of mind.
This year we are delighted to launch our brand new travel wallets, handwoven by local artisans near the Cotopaxi volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes. Our ongoing commitment to supporting local businesses in Latin America means it was important for us to source these wallets from one of our destinations, while showcasing the skills and talents of local craftspeople. The Ecuadorian artisans we worked with on this project live two hours outside the capital, Quito. Spinning and weaving are an integral part of the fabric of their community, providing a stable income without the need to commute long distances into the city. We coordinated with SUSPIRO, who empower and promote the handmade work of textile artisans living in Ecuador's Andes. They told us that:
"The wallet project was really important to keep the spirits up among the artisans and seamstresses."
All of our clients travelling in 2021 will receive a beautiful 100% cotton canvas travel wallet, made sustainably with locally-sourced natural fibers. Thanks to the unrivalled craftsmanship of the artisans in Ecuador, the wallets are durable enough to be used and enjoyed time and again on your travels across Latin America.