The Fair Trade Test: Two simple questions to ask before buying fair trade products made in Guatemala

In recent years, the terms “fair trade” and “ethically sourced” have been used to market not-so-ethical brands, organizations, and products. There are hundreds of trustworthy organizations around the world that adhere to the principles of fair trade, but some brands and B-corps are incorrectly and casually using these terms to market their products with the hope that their customers will trust the claims. Unfortunately, they are right.

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Maya Traditions has a new Director!

Hello friends and supporters of Maya Traditions,
After two wonderful years of working as Executive Director of Maya Traditions, I have decided to leave the Organization to pursue personal goals.  I have been honored and humbled by the dedication of our staff and Board, the grace of our artisan partners, and the advocacy of our mission for cultural preservation and gender equality for some of the most marginalized populations in the world.  The importance of the work that Maya Traditions does cannot be overstated.  Although leaving Maya Traditions is certainly bittersweet for me, we are excited and energized to welcome our new Executive Director, Montserrat Deu Pons!  Montserrat, or Montse for short, brings with her over 10 years of nonprofit experience in the region and a proven track record of creating positive impact in indigenous communities.  Please join us welcoming her to Maya Traditions!

Sincerely,
Laura Gehring

World Fair Trade Day, May 12th, 2018

Fair Trade is at the core of what we do at Maya Traditions. We empower artisans with fair payment and social programs they need to thrive, allowing them to focus on preserving the cultural art of backstrap weaving. On May 12th, we will be celebrating World Fair Trade Day, and there will be some exciting ways for you, our cherished supporters, to get involved. Stay tuned for fun updates on how you can participate!

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