Green Festival Exhibitors

A Thread of Hope

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Looking for gifts that feel good and that you can feel good about? Check out our beautiful, well-made, and functional rayon chenille scarves, shawls, jackets, wallets, handbags, and other items hand-woven on backstrap looms by a Mayan womens worker cooperative in Guatemala. One of the weavers will be present to demonstrate this ancient tradition. Through your purchases, you will help over 200 Mayan women increase their weaving income by more than double what they would make in their local market. Most of the women have been terribly affected (e.g., widowed) by the 30-year-plus political repression of indigenous people by the military government. Your support makes a tremendous difference to these women, and to their families and communities. Thank you!