who we are

Throughout the years the collaborations, team and values have enabled us to build strong relationships between artisans and customers they have brought us to who we are today.

Artisan Alliance

There are more than 7.5 million traditional artisans in Mexico. More than 50% live in poverty.

We work with more than 200 artisans in 6 states and with more than 35 artisanal techniques.

35% of the artisan leaders we work with are indigenous.

We have created a network of community leaders, more than 50% of them are women. Each leader has a team of artisans.

We share business tools and best practices with artisans in order for them to structure and grow their business.

All of the artisans we work with elaborate traditional techniques, part of Mexico’s cultural heritage.

Due to poverty, they lack access to comercial opportunities, technology, financial services, and have no business structures. They face discrimination and are constantly being challenged by different circumstances.

More than 60% of our income goes to the artisans.

For what we stand

1. FAIR PAYMENT

We work hand on hand with the artisans to help them map their costs, analyze their production times and set a fair price to their piece. These enables us to have long term relationships and create projects that bring development and business growth to these

2. NO CHILD LABOUR NO FORCED LABOUR

We make sure that no child is envolved in the elaboration process. Some workshops are inside the houses of the artisans so children may be around depending on the technique. It is part of the tradition that children learn the process at a young age, they play with the raw material and learn from their parents. Nevertheless we make sure that no piece of our production ir is done by children, we make sure they are going to school, they are being taken care of and we give workshops and talks with the artisans about this subject. We also sign

3. GOOD WORKING CONDITIONS

We analyze the conditions the artisans are working in and do a diagnose. If safety equipment is not being used, we supply this equipment like: boots, goggles, gloves, masks, etc… We share best practices, help them implement modifications in their workspace and make a plan with them in order to implement this changes in a period of time when needed. We supply them with a first-aid kit.

4. OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISADVANTAGED PRODUCERS

 

5. TRANSPARENCY & CCOUNTABILITY

 

6. FAIR TRADE PRACTICES

 

7. NO DISCRIMINATION, GENDER EQUITY, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION

 

8. CAPACITY BUILDING

 

9.PROMOTE FAIR TRADE .

 

10.RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT .

OUR TEAM

6

TEAM
MEMBERS

144

ARTISANS
 

6

STATES OF
MEXICO

+35

ARTISANAL
TECHNIQUES

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