Thursday, December 16, 2010

Handwoven Guatemalan Goods for Less!

Today's featured company is Mayaworks and it features a variety of vibrant and beautiful items handmade by women in Guatemala. They are a fair trade, nonprofit organization that works to empower Maya women and their familes by providing a marketplace for their carefully crafted goods. 

 book bag

Mayaworks partners with 125 artisans in six communites in the central highlands of Guatemala. These artisans are paid a fair wage and are able to access microcredit loans to start or grow their business, literacy and skills training, and scholarships to send their children to school.

kitchen towels

This sale features some totes, cosmetic bags, aprons, towels, baby gear, and more
 in the traditional Guatemalan woven style that is so beautiful while still maintaining its strength

travelin' tote (large)

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