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  • Fair Trade and Sweatshop Free: How Economic Development in Guatemala Can Improve the Lives of Artisans and Communities

    Posted on September 13, 2010 by naomi

    Join World Chicago at their Young Internationals Night this Wednesday, September 15th from 6-8 p.m. MayaWorks staff will be presenting a lecture about a recent visit to Guatemala and about our work with indigenous artisans.

    Please visit for event details! Hope we can see you there!

    Naomi & Stacey

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  • Posted on August 30, 2010 by stacey

    MayaWorks' Executive Director, Jeannie, is excited to be attending the Fair Trade Futures Conference in Boston this upcoming September 10-12. This is going to be the largest North American Fair Trade Conference in history! Jeannie will be able to attend Fair Trade workshops, listen to speakers and also MayaWorks products will be sold at the [...]

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  • New Hummingbird Ornament

    Posted on August 27, 2010 by stacey

    NEW IN SEPTEMBER! Bursting with bright, colorful glass beads, our new hummingbird ornament will add a special touch to your Christmas tree this year! We will let you know the first minute it becomes available for purchase on

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  • New World Crafts Feria

    Posted on August 24, 2010 by stacey

    MayaWorks staff members Naomi & Stacey are excited to be leaving in one week to attend the New World Crafts Feria in Antigua, Guatemala! The fair takes place September 8th & 9th and is a chance for international buyers to purchase from MayaWorks.
    With our staff in Guatemala we will be debuting MayaWorks' New Exclusive Home Collection [...]

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  • Volunteer Spotlight - Carol Lyke

    Posted on August 19, 2010 by stacey

    Carol with her daughter Ann and husband Ned
    Carol Lyke is from Castro Valley, California and has been hosting MayaWorks sales for the past 10 years.  She has also participated in two MayaWorks tours.  We are so glad to have such an amazing woman like Carol in our MayaWorks family!
    Q: What do you see out your window [...]

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  • MayaWorks Fair Trade Tallit

    Posted on August 17, 2010 by stacey

    Celebrate a special moment with our one-of-a-kind tallitot! MayaWorks' exclusive fair trade tallitot are hand woven by Lila and other Maya artisans in San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala.
    The eight artisans in the the Tzanjuyu group live in the highlands community known as the center for weaving as well as primitive painting. These weavers have shown great enthusiasm and innovation [...]

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  • Posted on August 13, 2010 by stacey

    One MayaWorks youngest supporters, Micsha proudly wears her Florecita Sun Hat on her family camping trip. She looks so stylish as she is about to go explore the inside of a cave. Brave girl! Much thanks to proud grandma Susan Slater for sharing this with us!

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  • MayaWorks Tour!

    Posted on August 12, 2010 by stacey

    How do you feel about going on the adventure of a lifetime? Come join us this February 18-27 for an amazing MayaWorks Journey through Guatemala. Over this 10 day trip through the western highlands you will get to meet MayaWorks artisans, learn about Mayan culture and fair trade as well experience the beauty that is [...]

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  • Posted on August 11, 2010 by stacey

    Four amazing MayaWorks volunteers in Racine, WI already meeting last night to plan their holiday sales! Thank you Mary Beth, Pat, Mary and Kathryn! Interested in having your own MayaWorks holiday sale? Contact

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  • MayaWorks Kippot

    Posted on August 9, 2010 by stacey

    MayaWorks kippot are hand crocheted by Maya women who live in San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala, on the shores of Lake Atitlan. This group composed of 30 artisans began making kippot several years ago, thanks to the idea of a MayaWorks volunteer who saw their crocheted hackeysacks and small purses.
    After a few lessons in how [...]

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