The Human Cost of the Fast Fashion Industry

Fashion. It’s possibly the world’s leading means of self expression and exhibits itself in various forms across the globe. What we wear, how we look – it’s how we show the world who we are. In recent years, big brands have started producing more clothing than ever before as trends continue to rapidly change. It’s never been easier to get the latest looks at the lowest prices. Our wardrobes are bursting at the seams. But what does this mean for the people who make our clothes? And at what cost to the environment?

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Maya Traditions has a new Director!

Hello friends and supporters of Maya Traditions,
After two wonderful years of working as Executive Director of Maya Traditions, I have decided to leave the Organization to pursue personal goals.  I have been honored and humbled by the dedication of our staff and Board, the grace of our artisan partners, and the advocacy of our mission for cultural preservation and gender equality for some of the most marginalized populations in the world.  The importance of the work that Maya Traditions does cannot be overstated. 

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World Fair Trade Day, May 12th, 2018

Fair Trade is at the core of what we do at Maya Traditions. We empower artisans with fair payment and social programs they need to thrive, allowing them to focus on preserving the cultural art of backstrap weaving. On May 12th, we will be celebrating World Fair Trade Day, and there will be some exciting ways for you, our cherished supporters, to get involved. Stay tuned for fun updates on how you can participate!

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