Our jewelry, handbag and home decor collection is handmade by over 150 Mayan and Hmong women artisans in Guatemala, Mexico and Northern Thailand.
Drawing upon the master craft-making techniques that have been a part of their culture for generations, our artisans skillfully handcraft these beautiful pieces individually, combining contemporary designs with ancient traditions. In Guatemala, we work with over 125 artisans, many of whom can trace back their craft to 1970's, but in the last decade, the craft has taken a fantastic turn and different and innovative color combinations and designs are being developed. In Thailand, we work with about 25 artisans, mostly of Hmong heritage located outside Chiang Mai, Thailand. This village industry provides families an opportunity to maintain the tradition of handcrafting while sharing an expression of their indigenous culture with the world. By respecting cultural tradition, creating a cooperative working atmosphere, and paying sustainable wages, these women and their families have become empowered with new skills and have an opportunity for economic stability.