Fair Trade

 

During our Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism exhibit we are proudly supporting the sale of Fair Trade products. Browse Fair Trade products online, and find more Fair Trade products in store.

 

About Fair Trade

Fair trade is an approach to business and to development based on dialogue, transparency, and respect that seeks to create greater equity in the international trading system. Fair trade businesses partner with farmers and craftspeople in developing countries who are socially and economically marginalized in finding markets and customers for their goods.

There are nine principles of fair trade that help make this a reality:

 

We are featuring product from the following members of the Fair Trade Federation as well as others using Fair Trade practices.

 

Nativa

Nativa is a lifestyle brand dedicated to sharing the voice and talent of amazing fair trade native artisans located throughout remote villages in Mexico. The brand aspires to promote the passion of the artisans they work with by featuring their beautiful, handmade Mexican textiles and accessories.

 

MZ

MZ is women-owned and women-run, a certified B Corp, and an accredited Fair Trade brand by the Fair Trade Federation. MZ partners with indigenous Zapotec designers and artisans from Oaxaca, Mexico to connect the incredible artistry of indigenous artisans with a wider market. Weaving plays a significant role in maintaining and celebrating the incredible Zapotec artisanal lineage. MZ aims to make weaving a more viable livelihood for artisans by creating opportunities for sustainable employment and nurturing lasting relationships.

 

Abrazo Style

Launched in 2010, Abrazo collaborates with a growing number of women sewers, embroiderers, and weavers in Chiapas, Mexico focused on contributing to the development of vibrant communities through sustainable employment at fair wages. Abrazo Style's fair trade certified collection brings Mexican handicrafts and textiles to the global market and sustainability to the talented women who create these wares.

 

Costello International

Costello International links indigenous artisans in the Sierra Madre Mountains of southern Mexico with retailers around the globe, creating a market for their world-famous folk art. Established in 1972, Costello International is the 16th most senior member of the North American Fair Trade Federation.

 

 

Fair Trade is made possible by conscious customers like you, who value handmade products and indigenous artisanal traditions.

Fair Trade provides a sustainable economy while preserving cultural identity, fighting exploitation, and the abuses of crime, corruption, and marginalization. By purchasing Fair Trade, you are not only buying a unique piece, you are also empowering those who painstakingly craft items to provide an income for their families. This direct interaction with each artisan allows them to continue to create quality products and pass on their traditions for generations to come.