MayanFamilies

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Announcement    Our shop will be on vacation from April 22nd to May 6th, 2021.

Welcome to our Etsy shop! All of our products are handmade in Guatemala by indigenous Maya women living in the Lake Atitlan region. We feature unique items that use ancestral crafting and weaving techniques to create new and modern products. We hope that through our Etsy shop, we can connect our artisan partners to to an international market for their handmade products.

Mayan Families is a non-profit organization based in Panajachel, Guatemala. All proceeds from our Etsy shop are reinvested into the Mayan Families Artisan Program.

We use only 100% recyclable shipping products. Our textile items will be shipped in water-resistant 100% recyclable packaging made from 100% recycled paper by EcoEnclose.

Learn more about Mayan Families and the Artisan program here:
www.mayanfamilies.org

Interested in wholesale or custom orders?
email: artisan [!at] mayanfamilies.org

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 16, 2021

Our shop will be on vacation from April 22nd to May 6th, 2021.

Welcome to our Etsy shop! All of our products are handmade in Guatemala by indigenous Maya women living in the Lake Atitlan region. We feature unique items that use ancestral crafting and weaving techniques to create new and modern products. We hope that through our Etsy shop, we can connect our artisan partners to to an international market for their handmade products.

Mayan Families is a non-profit organization based in Panajachel, Guatemala. All proceeds from our Etsy shop are reinvested into the Mayan Families Artisan Program.

We use only 100% recyclable shipping products. Our textile items will be shipped in water-resistant 100% recyclable packaging made from 100% recycled paper by EcoEnclose.

Learn more about Mayan Families and the Artisan program here:
www.mayanfamilies.org

Interested in wholesale or custom orders?
email: artisan [!at] mayanfamilies.org

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About MayanFamilies

Sales 2,640
On Etsy since 2014

We are a registered 501 (3) nonprofit located in Guatemala, providing indigenous artisan women with reliable employment at a fair wage to promote their financial independence.

For many impoverished Guatemalans limited by a lack of education and employment in their communities, beading, sewing and weaving crafts can be the key to providing for their families. Unfortunately, often times artisans are forced to work for a for central buyer who compensates them with a menial wage relative to their hours of skilled work. Moreover, payment schedules are inconsistent and sometimes artisans do not receive the full amount they are owed.

We believe that one of the most valuable things we can give to families is the opportunity for stable work and to be financially self-reliant. Through our Artisan Program, we purchase handcrafted beaded jewelry, handbags, houseware, accessories and more, directly from local Guatemalans at an ethically determined price and sell them both locally and internationally. The sales of fair-wage Guatemalan artisan handicrafts not only allows us to continue to run our various programs, it provides women and men with the chance at economic advancement, supports the local economy and provides each recipient with a beautiful piece of Guatemala.

Production partners

  • Artisan Group

    Panajachel, Guatemala

    Local group of Artisan Women

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Last updated on Mar 10, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

We can create many beaded customized products such as lanyards, keychains, coin purses and animal keychains.

Wholesale availability

All of our products are available for wholesale at a discounted wholesale price.