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Our Partner Businesses in Guatemala focus on creating dignified work for people in their communities, with an emphasis on hiring women. Because of the portability of their projects, the women are able to work almost anywhere, from their homes to the local market. This flexibility allows them to become breadwinners for their families while being able to care for their young children at home.
Our Artisan Partners harness their local weaving heritage to create beautiful handmade scarves. For some of our styles, the women create natural dyes using flowers, berries and bark – resulting in vibrant colors that reflect the bounty of their lakeside village.
In Guatemala, young girls grow up watching their mothers and grandmothers create traditional crafts by hand. To make our jewelry, Artisans use glass beads and delicate handmade looms to create intricate designs.
|COUNTRIES & TECHNIQUES|
|Afghanistan||Hand Embroidered Textiles|
|East Asia||Gold Plating|
|Guatemala||Handwoven Textiles, Beadwork|
|Haiti||Upcycled Metal, Hand Cut Leather|
|India||Handmade Metal & Glass, Hand Cut Leather|
|Nepal||Traditional Metalworking, Inlay|
|Peru||Hand Embroidered Textiles, Brass & Sterling Silver|
|Rwanda||Dutch Wax Print Fabric|
|Uganda||Paper Beads, Ethically Sourced Horn|
|Vietnam||Ethically Sourced Water Buffalo Horn, Marble, Metal|