Since 1997 we have been working with artisan cooperatives in Guatemala. Through fair trade practices we hope to inspire postive change in the world. Not only does paying a fair wage help families and communites rise above the cycle of poverty, but it gives them an incentive to continue cultural craft traditions like weaving, basket-making, pottery-making, woodworking and more. And by paying a just wage, our customers are ensured a quality hand-made product.
Our policy of paying a fair price for the crafts gives people an alternative to leaving their homes, going to a big city, living in a shanty town, and working in a sweat shop. We work directly with artisan cooperatives in Guatemala to offer the finest quality of handicrafts.
Buying socially responsible gifts can help empower women, children, and the economically disadvantaged--and help them gain some control over their lives.