Photo courtesy of Papiro Y Yo
Papiro Y Yo is a modern-day tale of spinning straw into (figurative) gold. After living in the United States, designer Zaira returned to Panama City determined to boost the country’s traditional craft techniques—and Papiro Y Yo, a purveyor of fine paper products, was born. If you’re perusing Panama City for gifts to bring your persnickety friends back home, drop these credentials: this socially conscious, fair-trade company employs local women to weave jewelry, housewares, and accessories out of sustainably-harvested fiber.
By Jessica S., AFAR Contributor
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