For an update on COVID-19 in indigenous communities of Chiapas please visit our blog. To help the weavers during this difficult time, we are selling textiles for them on Instagram as well as sending monthly donations for food aid. Please consider a donation.
Fair Trade and Human Rights
Weaving for Justice is a volunteer, non-profit organization working in solidarity with Maya women’s weaving cooperatives in highland Chiapas, Mexico. Created to assist the members of the cooperatives to continue living on their ancestral lands in sustainable ways that respect their lands, language (Tsotsil), and traditions. Working with the weavers to EDUCATE the public about these Maya women’s lives, struggles, and contributions to a sustainable and just society.
Guided by the principles of FAIR TRADE — paying a fair wage in the local context, working directly with the weavers, and bypassing middlepersons — to offer the weavers a fair price for their work.
Each year we host a sale of over 1,000 donated textiles and other items from Latin America. The proceeds from this sale funds scholarships for Maya students in Belize, Chiapas, and Guatemala through partnering with the Maya Educational Foundation (www.mayaedufound.org).
Visit our store!
As of February 5, 2022, we are now located at 1809 El Paseo Road, Las Cruces. Our store is in First Christian Church, just south of Las Cruces High School. We look forward to welcoming you during our upcoming sales – the third Saturday of every month, from 10 AM – 3 PM.
Read all about our organization and discover volunteer opportunities
The Weaving for Justice Member and Volunteer Handbook was updated in November, 2022.
Weaving for Justice is run solely by volunteers. We send 100% of the money we take in from sales back to the weavers. Your donations allow us to defray some of our expenses such as, promotional materials, booth fees and other operational costs. Please consider making a donation today.