Guatemala Empower Female Mayan Artisans https://ethicalfashionguatemala.com/ is a website owned by Female Mayan Artisans, This is an important fact for the future for Guatemalan Artisans and the Mayan Culture. Because you will find on Websites in the US selling Handmade Guatemalan Artisan products that are Fakes or Knock-Offs. Photography by: Omar Soumoza San Pedro La Laguna Lake Atitlan Guatemala.
Model: Kaila Tzul Tzul Panajachel Solola
The website Ethical Fashion Guatemala is more than a showcase for Female Mayan Artisans products. Female Mayan Artisans earn more than 80% of the retail selling price of the products sold through this website. In collaboration with DHL World Wide Ethical Fashion Guatemala now provides Global Market Access to Female Mayan Artisans products by providing the Artisans with Global Shipping to over 150 Countries World Wide.
Guatemala Empower Female Mayan Artisans
There are hundreds of Ethical Fashion Brands and Lines of Clothing Companies in Guatemala all making claims of helping Empower Mayan Artisans and Weavers. Ethical Fashion Guatemala has found through extensive research into these claims found that in most cases Female Mayan Artisans remain underpaid for the products they produce. Ethical Fashion Brands continue to pay the Female Mayan Artisans less than 25% of the retail selling price of the products produced by these claimed Ethical Brands.
Guatemalan Artisans Are Going After 64,000+ Etsy Products for Copyright Infringement
Ethical Fashion Guatemala decided in August of 2017 to take these facts to the media. Fashionista is a trusted source of fashion news, criticism, and career advice with a monthly readership of more than 2.5 million. As one of the most influential voices covering fashion, Fashionista is an agenda-setter for the industry as well as influential fashion-focused consumers. Fashionista is published by Breaking Media.
Guatemala Female Mayan Artisans
Guatemalan Textiles Are Unique.
People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories, and magic.”
Ethical Fashion Guatemala Textile Co-Operatives follow the Ancient Maya tradition of weaving in which the women had two natural types of cotton to work with, one white and the other light brown, called coruscate, both of which were commonly dyed.
The preparation of cotton for spinning was very burdensome, as it had to be washed and picked clean of seeds. To spin and dye a single ball of yarn can take 14 hours.