About Maya Traditions Foundation

We start with skilled indigenous
women artisans

Weave in tools, training and grassroots
social programs

Create handmade products that strengthen communities

Who We Are

Maya Traditions Foundation leverages traditional Maya heritage and art, connecting female artisans with national and international markets committed to the Fair Trade Principles. Recognized as one of the early leaders in the Fair Trade model, Maya Traditions Foundation now works with over 120 indigenous women, providing quality textile-based products around the world.

Our Mission

To empower and improve the quality of life for Maya women artisans and their families and to contribute to the preservation and promotion of traditional knowledge, art, and cultures in Guatemala. To do so, we offer the women artisans and their families education-driven social programs and economic opportunities through Fair Trade market access and community tourism.

Our Vision

To be a social enterprise that leverages traditional Maya cultures to provide opportunities for economic independence and social development for indigenous women and their families.

Strategic Priorities

  • Further development of social enterprise to address long term sustainability and increase income for artisans

  • Expand upon social services to address community needs

Annual reports

For more detailed information about our work, download our annual reports.

Member of the
World Fair Trade Organization