Purchasing these handmade scarves from the Isla Moda Cooperative, located on the Espiritu Sanoto Island, supports Salvadoran culture and female empowerment. The artisans use natural dyes derived from mango leaves to create these tie dyed works of art.
The cooperative is founded on the principles of fair wages, communal ownership, humane working conditions, and democratic participation. The group is a source of encouragement and support. Through international sales of their products, the women are able to gain financial independence and improve the quality of life for their families.