Hiptipico: quality goods from Guatemalan artisans

Cinthya Lopez Reader Find

By Cinthya Lopez in New Products on Tuesday 31 July 2012

Being from Guatemala, I know first hand the kind of struggle that people living in my home country face everyday. Hiptipico is a socially conscious online store, buying goods from Guatemalan artisans at fair prices, and distributing them to the rest of the world. Retail therapy has its perks.

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Sustainable artisan craft shoes made near Guatemala City

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By Ashley Conchieri in New Eco on Wednesday 16 May 2012

Co-founder Aaron Osborn manufactures Osborn’s artisan craft shoes in the volcanic mountains outside of Guatemala City. All the materials for each shoe are individually hand-cut and each shoe is assembled by hand. I want to own all of these beautiful shoes. They are colorful, full of life and pattern. And you feel good buying them because you are supporting a sustainable business that helps maintain artisan integrity.

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