La Frontera, a fair trade store,
326 S. Mesquite St., Las Cruces;
1st Friday of the month, 5-8 pm;
Saturdays 9-4 in November & December; & by appointment.
LAS CRUCES FARMERS MARKET
First Saturday of every month, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.,inside the Community Enterprise Center, 125 N. Main St.
Weaving for Justice Supporting Education and Fair Trade
People in two townships in highland Chiapas, Mexico are in need or your help. Over 5,000 people in Chalchiuitán and about 1,000 in Chenalhó have been driven from their homes by paramilitaries. Many are living without shelter on the mountainsides. The displacement is the result of a 45 year old territorial dispute generated by government land reapportioning that has boiled over into a major conflict, with paramilitaries driving people from their homes. Some of these paramilitaries are the same ones who committed the massacre in Acteal, Chenalhó in 1997.
Food, medicine and other material aid are urgently needed. Use the secure donate button below to make a donation via debit/credit card or PayPal. Weaving for Justice will send all donations made through 2017 to Cáritas, a well-respected charity in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas that is collecting aid for the displaced people.
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.
All the proceeds from our sales are returned to the weavers.