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Fair Wage

Our Fair Trade policy is to pay the co-op upon delivery of the merchandise. They normally will place their items with a storefront. We pay immediately!  We realize if they are not making a decent living that they may not be there when we place our next order.

Our largest supplier employs 300 women.  We have an arrangement with her to pay more per itemimg-1675-56879.1431627812.400.400.png than before working with us.  We have been paying her the same price as we use to pay wholesalers on the street. By eliminating the middle man we are able to get more money to the Artists.  We have learned that this helps our quality as well as to get our orders more quickly. 

We know for a fact that by giving these Mayans work we are keeping their children in school as it is not free for them after their child is in the 6th grade. This is one of the reasons we are trying to keep our prices as low as we can to create more work in Guatemala.  It’s a blessing to see what these people can do with just 1.25 an hour.  Just an example of other salaries in Guatemala, a police officer makes a little over a dollar an hour. Their electric bill is about $8.00 a month.