Lake Atitlan Artisans Ship 1000 Medical Masks to Arizona. Ethical Fashion Guatemala would like to thank the Anonymous donor who purchased 1000 handmade medical masks distributed free to those in need in Arizona. The Masks donated to organizations in desperate need of help during this time of crisis-free.
Twenty cents from the sale of every mask sold donated to Mayan Families in order to provide food for those in need around Lake Atitlan and other areas serviced.
We would like to thank those around the world for supporting Ethical Fashion Guatemala’s Artisans. The closing of Guatemala borders has created a way to protect the population of Guatemala from COVID-19. With borders closed in and out of Guatemala Tourism, the country relies on has come to a halt. This fact has left most in Tourism without income.
If you would like to help, we welcome any support, we are not seeking donations, and together we need to find alternative means of income for Lake Atitlan. This is time for our communities to come together. Not be divided.
A special thanks to the work of Francisco Domingo Tzul Tzul, those of us who live in Panajachel know the family from Toto. K Frans is a well know clothing design shop on the main street of Panajachel. This idea of shipping Medical Masks to the US and other countries is providing work for shops like Francisco’s, at this time we all need to find ways to provide income around Lake Atitlan.
We would also to thank Top Of The Lake coffee in Denver Co.
The villages around Lake Atitlan are dependent on tourism and coffee production for the local economy. As a response to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, Guatemala has closed its borders, halting tourism, closing businesses, and stopping the coffee export process. We are working with Guatemala Hope for Lake Atitlan and Ethical Fashion Guatemala to develop economic alternatives to create work and income for the region. We’re not asking for a handout – we’re asking you to participate through your strategic purchases. Here are two ways to partner with us: Please consider partnering with us by buying coffee and/or medical masks!
Los Tarrales is an award-winning farm both for the quality of its coffee and for their conservation efforts. Your purchase of this coffee either roasted or green directly supports their work. Los Tarrales strongly supports local artisans and entrepreneurs in the area, which is why we have also decided to offer masks on our website. The need for masks worldwide is immense at this moment in time and we are proud to be part of this movement to provide masks that solve a problem and support local artisans around Lake Atitlan, where we call home.
Thank you for your purchase!