Creation date: 2013
Location: Ciudad de México
Sector of activity: Wholesale and retail trade
Social issue: Diversity (people in state of exclusion, minorities and people with disabilities)
These artisans weave so as not to forget, to move ahead, giving sense to time and through their looms dream, laugh sing and remove pain and sadness. Maestras Artesanas is a commercial brand that combines the work of three cooperatives with over 400 partners from the indigenous Tzotziles, Tzeltales and Nahuas communities in collaboration with the designers Sarah Hamui and Ana Iza Castro Valle.
“We design innovative, quality collections of the highest cultural and traditional value that show the individual technique of each master craftswoman guaranteeing their knowledge and creative skills are passed on to new generations,“ Sarah Hamui explains. “We bring opportunities to the cooperatives through training that strengthens their organization and administration with advice on design, accounting and financing.” The fruit of this training is seen in the motivation of the artisans and the presence of the cooperatives in exhibitions such as presented by Jolom Mayaetik in the San Francisco Aviation Museum this year and MAP.