By Rebecca Wiggins
Crossroads now sells an assortment of beautiful, hand-woven purses, handbags, and wallets. They are fair trade products (learn more about Crossroads’ Fair Trade project), made Maya women’s weaving cooperatives in Chiapas, Mexico, through a non profit organization, Weaving for Justice.
Weaving for Justice is a volunteer organization that works in solidarity with three Maya women’s weaving cooperatives in highland Chiapas, Mexico. The organization’s goal is to assist women weavers in cooperatives so they can continue to live on their ancestral lands in sustainable ways that respect their culture, language, and traditions. Weaving for Justice helps the weavers find ways to market their products through fair trade venues in the United States, including Crossroads Community Acupuncture, and works to inform the public about threats to women’s cooperative efforts and human rights in Mexico. We also connect weaving cooperatives in Chiapas with women’s artisan groups along the U.S./Mexico border. A percentage of these sales will benefit the Crossroads Border Project.
Crossroads carries various hand-woven items including purses, handbags, and wallets available for sale at our Downtown clinic, 130 S. Main. These are great gifts!
For More information visit their website at: www.weaving-for-justice.org