Despite the increasing global demand for ethnic weaves, the indigenous Guatemalan women who produce authentic forms of this fashion continue to be trapped in a cycle of poverty, malnutrition and lack of access to the global market.
GuaTela is a social enterprise producing a unique range of personal accessories from Mayan weaves. GuaTela's core mission is empowering indigenous women artisans in Guatemala. By linking skillful weavers directly to conscientious shoppers like you, GuaTela ensures they are paid a fair share, while you get a quality fashion product.
The heart of our mission is to empower indigenous women artisans by providing them with access to:
GuaTela is THE opportunity to own a unique fashion accessory, support Mayan artisans and celebrate one of the world’s most distinct heritage. Each hand-woven product comes with a unique QR code connecting the customer to the artisan’s profile as well as the origin and relevance of the weave, as per Mayan tradition