Place these handwoven sachets filled with herbs and spices such as lavender, calendula, peppermint, rosemary and lemongrass in your closets and drawers for a fresh start everyday.
Artisans from Mayaworks use traditional foot treadle looms to weave the fabric and then sew it into various useful products such as these sachets. The non-profit organization Mayaworks supports this and other artisan communities in the central highlands of Guatemala through loans, scholarships and assistance in bringing their products to market.
Measures 3-3/4” long x 3-1/4” wide x 3/4” thick
Calming Lavender and Calendula
Stimulating mix of Peppermint, Bay Leaf, Orange Peel, Pine, and Cinnamon
Stimulating mix of Rosemary, Lavender and Lemon Peel
Restorative mix of Lemongrass, Orange Peel, Peppermint, and Bay Leaf
Handmade in Guatemala and fair trade imported.
Mayaworks Artisan Story
Maya Works is a non-profit organization that works with many Mayan artisan communities in Guatemala. The organization works towards finding the right marketing platform for the artisans and their products. Maya Works believes in community development through economic development, and the organization’s ultimate goal is to overcome poverty and illiteracy and to create a fair marketplace where artisans may benefit directly from their work.
Maya Works is associated with over 125 artisans in 6 communities around the central highlands of Guatemala. Apart from market support, Maya Works provides its artisan communities with literacy, skill training, scholarships and micro loans. Maya Works also provides opportunities such as meetings, workshops and international exposure for these artisans, which helps them build their business expertise. The various crafts produced by the artisan partners of Maya Works include, hand woven fabrics, home accents, napkins, aprons, crocheted bags, pouches and corn husk angels and dolls.
Currently, Maya Works provides educational scholarships to 120 young girls from the artisan communities in Guatemala. Similarly, micro loans facilitated by the organization, help these artisans to improve their standards of living and expanding their business.
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