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.
The humanitarian crisis in our border region has left many of us feeling numb, wondering what will happen next, and what we should do. As individuals we are demonstrating at the border wall, helping at sanctuaries for refugees, visiting people in detention […]
As most of you know, Weaving for Justice is a volunteer, non-profit organization working in solidarity with Maya women’s weaving cooperatives in Highland Chiapas, Mexico. It was created to assist the members of the cooperatives to continue living on their ancestral lands in sustainable […]
In a previous blog post we informed you about a crisis in Chiapas in which over 5,000 people were displaced from their homes, living outside on the mountainsides in the townships of Chalchuitán and Chenalhó. Through the generosity of […]
“Maya Faces in a Smoking Mirror” is a full-length documentary featuring eight young Maya men and women, two of whom are weavers in Tsobol Antsetik, one of the co-ops Weaving for Justice assists. The film is produced by Bill Jungels and Christine Eber, founding member of Weaving for Justice. See […]
Weavings are available for sale at these locations & special events: