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MALENA visited Maya Traditions and experienced “the most beautiful products in Guatemala”

Posted by on August 06, 2015

Flynn, founder of our partner organization MALENA, visited Maya Traditions this week at our headquarters in Panajachel, Guatemala. “It has been amazing to spend time with the artisans in the cooperatives, to see their wonderful work, and to learn more about their lives and stories. Their artisan products are the most beautiful I have seen in Guatemala.” While traveling to our cooperative in San Juan La Laguna, taking a tour through our medicinal plant garden, and experiencing various Maya traditions in and around Panajachel, Flynn has received an in-depth experience and understanding of the hard work and life of indigenous women and their

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GONGGI, our new and first partner from Asia, visits Maya Traditions in Panajachel!

Posted by on July 24, 2015

We are delighted to share with you our collaboration with Hana and her Fair Trade company GONGGI, our new partner from South Korea and the first from Asia! Hana visited Maya Traditions this week in Guatemala in order to get an in-depth understanding of our partnering communities, the weaving techniques, the impact of Maya Traditions, as well as life and culture in Guatemala. “I have enjoyed my stay in Panajachel very much. The work Maya Traditions’ women weavers make is very impressive. Through visiting two communities, I now have a good understanding of the impact the sales back in Korea will

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Meet Maya Traditions’ Latest Design Partner: Ara Collective

Posted by on June 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 March 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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Why Tribe Alive supports Maya Traditions and Socially Conscious Fashion: Guest Blogger

Posted by on October 13, 2014

Photo by Michael Newsted At Tribe Alive we celebrate and support a fair trade model because we believe strongly in the future of social responsibility in the fashion industry. The importance of social responsibility lies in the fact that smart business decisions are not just a matter of counting short-term dollars and cents. Instead we wish to be wise decision-makers and look at the future impact of today’s choices – on people, on communities and on the opinions of our customers.  We believe that the future of fashion is moving toward social consciousness, and that one day it will no longer

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