Aid to Artisans Mexico creates economic opportunities for artisan groups in the
highlands of Chiapas and in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico where livelihoods,
communities, and craft traditions are marginal or at risk.
We blend a passion for Mayan cultures and handmade traditions of the indigenous
community in Mexico with a commitment to building profitable businesses.
Environmentally sound practices, human empowerment, financial inclusion are at
the foundation of our methodology. We recognize that we can only bring lasting
economic growth if we provide an integrated approach to product development,
business skills training, market access and eco-effective processes.
We accomplish this by working together with partners in Mexico and in the markets
we connect artisans with, leaving behind an infrastructure that continues to
support the artisan community long after we complete our mentoring.
All the products we develop are 100% handmade in diverse categories: home décor such as pillows or hammocks, apparel like
dresses and shawls and accessories such as key chains and pom poms.