Leather repair on fair-trade guitar straps


(40.810627,-77.88537)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

161 E. Aaron Dr.State College, PA 16803

Bora artisan with Amazon guitar strap. Photo by Campbell Plowden/CACE

About

The Center for Amazon Community Ecology has developed a line of handmade fair-trade guitar straps with Bora native women artisans from the Peruvian Amazon to create a sustainable livelihood for their families, support forest conservation and improve health and education in their communities. The main part of the straps are woven with chambira palm fiber and the tabs are made from leather. Unfortunately the shoemaker who prepared these leather tabs in Iquitos, Peru goofed and cut the slit in the wrong position in relation to the hole that fits over the button on the guitar. We are, therefore, seeking help from one or more people with experience working with leather and access to a heavy-duty sewing machine to make and attach new tabs for us on the guitar straps we have in stock in the US. This work can be done anywhere where it is convenient for the person doing the work.

Skills

  • Sewing
  • Upholstery

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • enough time to fix 5 to 10 guitar straps
  • experience working with leather; access to heavy-duty sewing machine

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