Mayamam Weavers creates handwoven home goods and accessories for modern living, inspired by the rich colors and patterns and traditional weaving techniques of Mayan culture. Their products are 100% cotton and durable enough for everyday use.
They began in 2008 as a cooperative of women in Cajolá, a Mayan town in the western highlands of Guatemala. To overcome poverty, the women came together to explore ways to provide jobs within their community, rather than migrate to the U.S. and separate their families. Since then, then cooperative has grown to more than 20 weavers and seamstresses, all earning fair trade wages while learning the skills to run a business.