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(English) Cooperative Techniques

Posted by on abril 15, 2016

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(English) From Inception to Creation: The Process of Production

Posted by on abril 08, 2016

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(English) Sneak Peek: Etsy Collection Summer 2016

Posted by on febrero 29, 2016

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Three Different Ways to Wear our San Juan Scarf this Season!

Posted by on diciembre 01, 2015

Our artisan partners in San Juan are known for their use of natural dyes and ikat (resist dye) technique. The process of ikat and natural dyeing is a complex and intricate process where much time and attention are put into each product. One of my favorite products we sell is the naturally dyed, ikat scarf from San Juan. I believe scarves are the perfect addition to any outfit, giving it that extra texture and pop of color. Here are three ways to style my favorite scarf created in San Juan and available at our store here in Pana! 1) The Long Loop. Start with looping the scarf around

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Maya Traditions Launches New Etsy Store!

Posted by on noviembre 25, 2015

This upcoming Monday is Cyber Monday and we are launching our new Etsy shop! Here at Maya Traditions, we employ over 100 female artisans around Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Throughout the years of sourcing textiles, making samples, and creating different design lines, there have been extra products that we haven’t sold. Our artisan partners have already been paid a fair wage for their work and instead of letting these beautiful pieces gather dust, we decided to create a way for our supporters to buy these incredible hand-crafted products! This first launch, we are focusing on Holiday Home Decor. We are featuring brocade and

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Your Contribution in Action!

Posted by on julio 17, 2015

It’s hard to believe that just two months ago we were celebrating reaching our Indiegogo campaign goal! But even before the campaign closed, we started the work necessary to grow Maya Traditions. Thanks to your support and this hard work, we have already reached a number of exciting milestones that we are thrilled to share with you. Through your support, we have: Hired a full time designer, Averie Floyd, to better support our design partners and to develop a new line of Maya Traditions’ products. If you haven’t had the chance to meet or work with Averie yet, learn more

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Meet Maya Traditions’ Latest Design Partner: Ara Collective

Posted by on junio 08, 2015

“We believe every person—despite the social, economic or geographic situation they were born into—deserves the freedom to discover, to dream andto thrive.” Maya Traditions Foundation is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with social entrepreneur Sarah Contrucci Smith and her new business Ara Collective. Ara Collective is a socially responsible company that works alongside artisans to develop unique, handcrafted products that blend traditional craftsmanship with modern style. In preparation for the launch of her business, Sarah visited Guatemala and traveled to our communities to meet our artisans and observe their work. Growing up in Indonesia, Sarah was provided with the opportunity to learn

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Customer Spotlight: Kendyll Gage-Ripa

Posted by on marzo 13, 2015

We’ve asked Maya Traditions’ Fair Trade customers & supporters to send us stories and pictures on how they’re using our products and textiles. Here, designer Kendyll shares a bit about her latest visit to Guatemala and what she’s doing with our Fair Trade backstrap woven textiles. Hello! My name is Kendyll Gage-Ripa and I’m a 25 year old self-employed clothing designer based out of Chappaquiddick in Massachusetts. My business is just starting out, and currently I design and create all my garments myself. I use a combination of salvaged and new fabrics with an emphasis on natural materials. The garments are based

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Introducing the New Corte Collection

Posted by on febrero 25, 2015

We at Maya Traditions are thrilled to share our new Corte Collection of leather-trimmed bags designed by Maya Traditions intern Averie Floyd and produced by our skilled artisans. The collection includes a backpack, two styles of tote bags, a clutch and a new brocade textile design.            “Whether you are heading to class, work, or an evening out, you will carry the tradition of Guatemala with you when you use any of the bags from the Corte collection. The folds seen in these designs were inspired by the way women fold their traditional corte skirts in Guatemala and

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Maya Traditions Foundation Heads to the US!

Posted by on enero 30, 2015

After much preparation, the time has finally come – the NY Now Show! As we speak, our Sales & Marketing Director Alison Wandschneider and Production Manager Flory Pérez are on a plane to the US to participate in this six-day gift and trade show. Featuring over 2,800 exhibiting companies, NY Now showcases the very best product lines in the areas of fashion merchandise, design, home and lifestyle. There will be a variety of businesses, designers, manufacturing companies as well as some of the leading national retail chains participating in the event. We are excited to have a presence in the NY

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