Become a Design Partner

We partner with designers around the world to transform their vision into a reality. Through this partnership, we collaborate to create new textiles and products.

I am glad I found Maya Traditions. Their artisans are skilled and the organization is organized, which makes working with them a breeze. My products are always beautiful and of the highest quality.

— Amira Marion, Archive NY

To become a Maya Traditions design partner, email fairtrade@mayatraditions.org or follow these steps:

1. Share your ideas and designs

Our artisans create products using a variety of techniques perfected through trainings and cultural teachings. For inspiration on the best way to feature the work of our artisans check our collection.


Share your ideas and vision with Maya Traditions by sending us your designs and detailed specifications to: fairtrade@mayatraditions.org

2. Review a sample

Using your specifications, we will work with our artisan partners to create samples of the textiles or products and send them to you for review. An invoice will be sent along with the sample. For more information about sample costing and details, email fairtrade@mayatraditions.org for our sample policy.

Once you have had the chance to review the sample, we will set up a meeting to discuss any changes necessary. Based on your feedback, we will adjust the product specs and then your product will be ready for production.

3. Place your order

Once you have decided on the quantity of your products you would like to order, request an order form at fairtrade@mayatraditions.com. Once we receive your order, we'll send you a cost estimate for the order.


    Order terms

  • 45-60 day lead time
  • $500 minimum order
  • 50% deposit

4. Create marketing materials

The 45-60 day lead time while our artisans handcraft your items is the perfect amount of time to create marketing materials and educate your customers on the new products. During this time, we will provide you with information about Maya Traditions to help tell our story.

5. Select shipping method

Once your order is ready to be shipped, our team will provide you shipping options, estimates of costs, and shipping times so you can make the best decision for your business.


    Shipping options

  • Cropa, a local courier service
  • The Guatemalan mail service
  • (Both vary in cost and delivery time)

6. Receive order & pay balance

After we ship you your order, we will send you a final invoice that includes any changes you requested, as well as the cost of shipping. We require full payment within 30 days.

Share your successes & feedback

We love supporting our design partners and are always working to improve our products and systems. We depend on your pictures, stories and feedback to complete this so please stay in touch by emailing us anytime at fairtrade@mayatraditions.org.


More questions?
Purchasing FAQs

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