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  • MayaWorks Celebrates Fair Trade Month with its First Lookbook

    Posted on October 1, 2012 by jeannie

    Lauren has fun in the sun wearing MayaWorks Multi-Strand necklace and Infinity bracelet in super chic orange.

    We are kicking off Fair Trade Month with the release of our first ever Lookbook!  Each week in October we will feature a new model from the Lookbook in their favorite MayaWorks looks. Lauren kicks it off with [...]

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  • Customs

    Posted on July 30, 2012 by jeannie

    Getting MayaWorks product to market in the early days required the perseverance of a small army!

    This article is part of an ongoing series, from a recent interview with MayaWorks co-founder Phyllis Nickel.
    Initially, when Pat Krause and Phyllis and their stuffed bultos were the sole shipping route for MayaWorks goods (see the blog article from [...]

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  • Shipping in the Early Days of MayaWorks

    Posted on June 25, 2012 by Lynn

    In the early years, the shipping arrangements to transport MayaWorks goods from Guatemala to the US were modest, indeed. At the very beginning, MayaWorks was simply Pat Krause selling placemats in the US at the request of some Mayan weavers she knew, and shipping consisted of packing and wedging as many placemats as possible into suitcases. [...]

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  • Phyllis Nickel: MayaWorks Co-Founder, past Board Member, and Volunteer

    Posted on June 7, 2012 by Lynn

    Phyllis with a young friend in San Antonio Aguas Calientes, 2001

    My first introduction to Phyllis was last year, on a beautiful Illinois fall day. As I pulled into a parking space where she’d agreed to meet with me, in front of me I noticed a little red Mazda with a license plate that read [...]

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  • MayaWorks Pay It Forward Campaign

    Posted on May 16, 2012 by Lynn

    MayaWorks Rosa Moya Center, San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala.

    We all know someone who paid it forward to help someone else. Most of our supporters fall into that category! The MayaWorks Board of Directors has made a challenge gift to our Pay it Forward campaign. We ask you to help us meet the $8,000 match by [...]

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  • MayaWorks Tallit Training

    Posted on May 10, 2012 by Lynn

    At the end of April, Lila from the Tzanjuyu group in Comalapa trained 5 women of the Xetonox group, Vicenta, Marta, Benita, Margarita and Santa to weave the MayaWorks tallit.
    The Xetonox women were very excited to learn how to weave the tallit, and began by making their first sample of the new (soon to come) [...]

    This post was posted in Artisans, General

  • María Teresa Chipix, Making it on her Own

    Posted on April 23, 2012 by Lynn

    María Teresa spins thread to prepare it for the loom.

    María Teresa Chipix was born in 1965 in San Juan Comalapa in the highlands of Chimaltenango, Guatemala.  She is the second oldest daughter of eight children.
    When she was a child, it was rare to educate a daughter so María Teresa never knew what it was [...]

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  • MayaWorks 2011 Year in Review

    Posted on April 4, 2012 by Lynn

    Despite an ailing economy, in 2011 MayaWorks continued to grow our relationships with Maya artisans in Guatemala. We have continued our mission of economic justice, allowing women to better support their families and communities. We thank you for all of your support that helped make this possible! We look forward to a prosperous 2012!
    Economic Development
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  • An Introduction to Lynn Jencks, MayaWorks Volunteer and Blogger!

    Posted on March 15, 2012 by stacey

    Warm greetings to MayaWorks’s friends, from Lynn Jencks, a new voice on the blog!  I am a doctoral candidate in Liberation Theologies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and I started volunteering at MayaWorks sales this past autumn.  When I asked the MayaWorks staff about how else I could be of assistance, they invited me to contribute to the efforts of the other authors here… and so here I am!

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  • Perfect MayaWorks Spring Outfit

    Posted on March 8, 2012 by stacey

    Celebrate Spring with a MayaWorks inspired outfit!

    This post was posted in Seasonal Products

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