Fundacion Leon XII
Fundacion Leon XIII is a non profit organization founded in 1996. One of the main reasons of its creation is to fight against the marginal conditions and poverty of many indigenous communities in Mexico.
Fundacion Leon XIII is formed by committed women and men willing to change inequality and poverty in Mexico. These women and men take care of the economical, social and spiritual development of all the people who work with them.
Manos Queretanas is a non-profit program managed by the Secretary of Social and Human Development of the State of Querétaro and was created to train people in their own communities so that, through this, women can be self-sufficient and have an extra income to their activities, or, with this, be able to maintain their home.
Taller Maya is part of the World Fair Trade Organization.
They do fair trade with more than 200 artisans from 40 communities in Yucatán.
Taller Maya is a collective brand of Mexican design, formed by artisan social enterprises from Yucatan and a creative team that works to preserve the living Mayan culture.
They work with different communities of artisans to strengthen value chains and generate sustainable sources of income for them, through the creation and fair marketing of handmade pieces.
Taller Maya was born in 2002 as a response to an initiative to recover Mayan culture techniques and training and self-management programs led by Fundación Haciendas del Mundo Maya. Today they collaborate with 42 artisan workshops in 32 communities in Yucatán.
Each of their pieces represents the dialogue between the wisdom of the Mayan culture and contemporary design.
Learn more about Taller Maya in www.tallermaya.org