A dusty hour away from Oaxaca lies Teotitlàn del Valle, the centre of weaving traditions in Mexico. Approaching the village, larger showrooms try to dominate the craft by buying up weavers’ products. We wished to establish a partnership that creates fair and equal opportunities for local artisans, without the presence of a middleman.
Luckily we found a women’s cooperative, an organization providing amazing opportunities to local widows and single ladies. Unlike most other weaving businesses in the area, we can buy rugs directly from the makers. By cutting out the middleman, the artisans gain most value and respect for their work