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.
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.
We are grateful that with progress made from vaccinating against the virus in New Mexico, that the NMSU University Museum will re-open in August 2021 and we will hold our 7th annual textile fundraiser sale there at the end of October during Days of the Dead. At that time we will remember those who have passed on from COVID-19 and turn donated textiles and other items from Latin America into scholarships for Maya students in Belize, Chiapas, and Guatemala through partnering with the University Museum (https://univmuseum.nmsu.edu/) and the Maya Educational Foundation (www.mayaedufound.org).