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"We shape jade and silver."
My name is Rubén Pérez Revolorio, I am a silver and jade artisan from Jocotenango, Sacatepéquez. This is a land where the hands of many of its inhabitants turn native materials into jewelry, shapes and garments. Unfortunately, there are some existing limitations that do not allow many artisans that work with this type of art to be known.
However, Industrias Xela* has brought many Guatemalan artisans out of anonymity because it provides them with work and launches their crafts to the world market. That is why I appreciate this opportunity to tell my story and to thank this company for its support of my art.
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Artisanal products differ from fast fashion products in that they are made in a traditional or non-mechanized way. Artisanal products are hand-crafted by skilled cobblers in small quantities with high quality and design in mind; using techniques that cannot be replicated by machines!
Thank you for helping us make our world a better place. Your purchase helps us to employ skilled artisans who in turn are able to earn an income to provide for their families!