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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

WHAT IS FAIR TRADE?

Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers as described by the WFTO.

CREATING OPPORTUNITIES

By bringing work opportunities to small towns and villages, we help create job opportunities for families and communities in Guatemala. Our partner artisans we work experience extreme poverty and hardships. Some of them have escaped from natural disasters as the Volcán de Fuego eruption in Antigua during 2018. Others, have suffer from domestic violence or lack of economic opportunities.

Most of our artisans are women, who work with waist and pedal looms. We are proud to partner with local artisans who work hand in hand with cooperative groups, small family businesses providing fair wages and ethical manufacturing. We have become conscious in fair trade, which give us a way to connect with people and make a statement.

Our philosophy is to support artisans towards economic independence by providing and creating social and economic opportunities through trading partnership with jobs and a Fair Trade model of business based on values and a sustainable model. To create one-of-a kind quality designs using traditional Mayan techniques and preserve each design, fabric and production as an art form by keeping alive artisan traditions.

TRANSPARENCY

At Madre Luna we maintain transparency and open lines of communication with partner artisans. We support and create long lasting relationships and provide social and economic opportunities through a fair trade model of business based in trust, transparency and communication. Madre Luna ensures that we work with groups and individuals that are like-minded and that share our passion and mission and want to create a positive impact on fashion culture and the world.

FAIR WAGES

Madre Luna partners with local artisans and cooperative groups in Guatemala to source, create and produce our handmade collections. All Madre Luna partners receive, at a fair and beyond wage. We allow our artisan partners, to set their prices based on their labor and costs.

EMPOWERING ARTISAN

Many of the women artisans we work are located in rural areas and indigenous communities. They are able to work from their own homes, while taking care of their families. The cooperative groups and associations we work with often provide training programs, resources, and safe working conditions for the artisans. Our leather partner artisans also work from home, most of them are families working at their own hours and small workshops.

CULTURAL IDENTITY

Designs are informed and inspired by mayan cultural history, traditional craft, and weaving techniques. Each season, we feature is a new collection. You will find handmade precious creations. Each item is handcrafted and available only in limited quantities to ensure it’s uniqueness as the culture we are inspired. Each product has its unique story behind and we love to share it with you in every purchase. Madre Luna aims to create an impact on fashion culture by preserving mayan heritage techniques. We value traditional techniques, that's all of our collections honor the heritage and culture in each piece. As a brand, we must be concerned with issues that involve humanitarian rights and preserve each design, fabric and production as an art form.

MADRE LUNA PROVIDES FAIR TRADE AND SUPPORTS THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES

COMMUNITY LA ANTIGUA, SACATEPEQUEZ.
COMMUNITY OF CHAJUL, QUICHE
COMMUNITY OF CHICHICASTENANGO, QUICHE
COMMUNITY OF CHIMALTENANGO
AJ QUEN COOPERATIVE GROUP