Can fair trade change lives?
Manos Zapotecas believes so. It all started when founder Shelley volunteered to work with a group of indigenous women in Oaxaca, Mexico.
While there, she became aware of how the rich weaving traditions of the village were hampered by a lack of market and buyers.
Lack of commerce forced many weavers to abandon their craft, and Shelley longed to help these people preserve their weaving traditions by creating new markets and buyers for Zapotec goods in the U.S. and beyond.
Hence, the creation of Manos Zapotecas.