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.
6th Annual Textile Sale: Weaving for Justice regrets that due to new COVID-19 restrictions in New Mexico we had to cancel our 6th annual fundraiser for scholarships for Maya youth in Chiapas, Belize, and Guatemala scheduled for October 31st and November 1st. But we are dedicated to raise funds for Maya students and from time-to-time we will offer textiles donated to us to benefit the students for purchase on Instagram. You can also make a donation directly to The Maya Educational Foundation, our partner in this project, on their website – www.mayaedufound.org Or if you live in the Las Cruces area you can contact us by email – email@example.com– to arrange an appointment to see the donated textiles, pottery, and other items.