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 to raise scholarship funds for Maya children and youth in Belize, Chiapas, and Guatemala. This year, due to COVID-19, Maya students need our assistance more than ever. The sale will be Saturday October 31st and Sunday November 1st from 10 am-5 pm. We will be in the parking lot of 525 E. Lohman Ave. near downtown Las Cruces. Thanks to the generosity of 32 donors, over 700 beautiful textiles, jewelry, books, and tourist items from Mesoamerica and other parts of Latin America will be for sale. Students are especially welcome and will receive a 10% discount. Masks are required. For more information, contact email@example.com.