In this post, we highlight Odra, one of the women participating in our training program in Guatemala City. "Odra joining this cooperative is the first time she will have access to stable work and stable income in her life. At our training program graduation, Odra said that she never thought that sewing would be something that she could do. And, as she struggled each day to learn and improve, she kept thinking that we were going to give up on her. She kept thinking that she couldn’t do it. But with the encouragement of the other women, the sewing instructor and our teachers, she gradually improved."Read More
The women in the La Verbena community, who have been working together for just under three months, were faced with several questions as they determined their next steps of solidifying their group: What words do they want to represent them as a group? What is the story they want to tell? How do they want to be represented to others? How do they want to be remembered? Read more about how the women of our artisan training program in Guatemala City create their name, vision, and mission statement.Read More
Say hello to our new Fall | Winter Collection! We've got a lot of fun new specially designed goodies! We also added four new partners this collection that we can't wait to tell you more about. We've got some special savings, just for you, and you can see some of our staff's favorites!
Summer always seems to fly by, and it is no different here in Guatemala. Our Artistans Thrive Training Program has been heating up as the women gain confidence both in the sewing room as well as the classroom! As we reflect on the past two months, we have a lot to be thankful for. Weekly, we have seen our women progress professionally with their sewing skills, business acumen, and personally in their lives.Read More