Guatemala Shopping Ethical Fashion is a marketing strategy supported by over 1000 weavers from Guatemala. Ethical Fashion Guatemala also can be called eco fashion, is a part of the growing design philosophy and trend of sustainability, the goal of which is to create a system that can be supported indefinitely in terms of human impact on the environment and social responsibility.
Purchasing directly from the Guatemalan artisan’s sector creates jobs, increases incomes, and promotes cultural heritage. Behind agriculture, artisan activity is the second-largest employer in the developing world.
Organizing and harnessing the power of this sector to increase sales and efficiency has the potential to create jobs, increase incomes, and foster sustainable community development. Investing in Guatemalan artisans also preserves unique Mayan cultural traditions that in many places are at risk of being replaced by lower quality, machine-made products.
Nicolas Pop’s leather products are sold from his small shop in San Juan La Laguna Lake Atitlan Guatemala. Buyers from around the world come to his shop to buy for their websites and retail stores in other countries. Before this website, Nicolas Pop’s handmade leather tote bags were sold to buyers for $60.00. The buyers would then sell this tote bag in stores and website for $356.00
For most of us, the small villages, perched on the shores of Lake Atitlan Guatemala, wouldn’t be considered a global manufacturing hub. But a dynamic economic sector thrives there, and in other communities throughout the remote Highland of Guatemala where workshops buzz with painters, potters, carpenters, and weavers.
Applying skills passed down from previous generations of the Mayan culture, these artisans are among those at the heart of a sector now equivalent to the world’s fourth-largest economy.
Fashion designers, wholesalers, and consumers through this website can buy direct from the artisans with transparency.
The textile unique patterns and colors can only be produced in Guatemala. For the following reasons:
The cotton used is brown and white are from seeds passed down through generations.
In the dying process, the herbs, plants, and other natural materials used to create the spectacular colors are grown in Guatemala.
The method of backstrap weaving creates textile patterns that cannot be produced by the use of a computer.
The textiles used in any design have the following unique values:
Machine washable, stain-resistant
The dying process results in fade resistance
100% organic process of production
No chemicals or additives