- 100% cotton
- Hand wash, lay flat to dry
- 16" H x 22" W (41 x 56 cm)
- Handmade in & fairly traded from Guatemala
Made by: Maiz
The heart of Maiz's mission is to support The Child Hope Foundation, a center for children 5 to 15 years old who live in one of the poorest areas of Guatemala City. The center serves as a place for children to be free of the danger of living in a marginal area. The center provides care, help with homework, books, materials, sports, and nutritious meals. The center is run by a group of Sisters of Divine Providence.
Maiz creates a line for women inspired by the colors of Mayan culture; they make blouses, dresses, skirts, pants, tunics, bags and accessories. They take hand embroidered textiles from different regions in Guatemala, with the support of the Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Clothing, and develop their own fresh and casual designs in the world of fashion.
Through the sales of their products, Maiz has been able to provide work for artisans and also sustain their children's program and feed children nutritious daily meals. Maiz maintains a safe and educational environment for all the children in the community.