Handmade Corn Husk Fan

$ 50.00

Introducing our eco-friendly handcrafted fan from Lula Mena, a stunning blend of corn husk and leather. Each fan boasts a vibrant semicircle design, crafted by skilled artisans in El Salvador. Our commitment to sustainability and empowerment shines through in every detail:

Eco-Friendly: We repurpose natural materials to create contemporary designs, reducing waste and showcasing the beauty of sustainable craftsmanship.

Handmade: Every fan is meticulously handcrafted, ensuring its uniqueness and celebrating traditional artisanal techniques.

Women Empowerment: Through fair trade practices, we empower women in rural communities, providing them with stable employment and valuable skills training.

Fair Trade: We prioritize fair wages and safe working conditions, promoting economic stability and social justice.

Innovation: Our designs blend tradition with innovation, offering a fresh perspective on cultural craftsmanship.


By supporting Lula Mena, you not only acquire a beautiful fan but also contribute to our mission of transforming lives and building a more sustainable future. Join us in celebrating artistry, sustainability, and empowerment.

The women who work at Lula Mena earn up to 3 times more than their husbands, making them the main providers of their homes. This allows them to be able to make important decisions about their lives, such as providing health care and education for their children.


The norm in rural areas is that children between the ages of 10 to 12 work the fields with their parents taking care of crops.
The children of the women who work at Lula Mena are the first ones in their families enrolled in higher education. We are excited to announce that we will soon celebrate the third generation of high school graduates.


58% of the people that live in rural areas in El Salvador live in overcrowded conditions. When there is overcrowding in families, there is a higher risk of certain problems occurring, such as domestic violence, family disintegration, poor school performance, among others.



When Lula Mena began working in rural communities, many of the young women wanted to immigrate to the United States. Now that they have seen that there is an opportunity for a better life in their community, their perception of immigration has changed.  They feel more confident that they will be able to provide for their families without having to leave the country. We want to continue to grow in order to offer more young adults the opportunity to work with us and avoid immigration.


One of the major challenges we faced when we began working with women was gaining the approval of their husbands. Most of the husbands and family members worried that the women would not be able to work and meet the household’s responsibilities.

Now, their husbands prepare dinner, take care of the children, and offer them support. There is still a strong sexist culture, “machismo”, in rural areas of El Salvador that we are trying to change by empowering women.


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