Yabal Handicrafts, Quetzaltenango

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Yabal Handicrafts is social enterprise supporting indigenous women's weaving cooperatives in Guatemala. Yabal provides over 50 women with consistent long-term jobs and all profits are reinvested into social programs supporting women's empowerment.

Yabal Handicrafts es una empresa social de comercio justo que apoya a mas de 50 mujeres artesanas con trabajos sostenibles de largo plaza. Todas las ganancias se usan para proyectos sociales para mujeres en las comunidades rurales de Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan.

Yabal Handicrafts works under fair trade conditions ensuring that the women weavers are earning a livable wage. It focuses on women being the key to family development and provides workshops and general support to assist in the success of each individual and family. The organization seeks to preserve the art of the traditional back-strap loom, and expand markets available to the weavers and promoting their exquisite handmade artisanal accessories.
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  • The beautiful hand-woven gifts at Yabal are just perfect for bringing home for gifts! I didn't want chimbo tourist things and was able to get women's, men's and children's gifts for my entire family t...  more »
  • All the designs are unique and beautiful and the quality is excellent. If you are looking for a gift this is the place to go! I bought a backpack for me and I was so happy with it, that I had to go ba...  more »
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  • Beautiful fair-trade items at fair prices. Great for gifts, or for yourself! I saw the same items at a store in Antigua and they were 3-4x the price.
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