One of our core values is to support our Mayan artisan partners by striving to 

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improve their quality of life. The stark and unfortunate truth is that the indigenous people of Guatemala are the ones that have suffered most over the past century, the Maya making up about 95% of the indigenous population. As a result of geographical displacement and systematic racism, the Mayan people are among the poorest of the Guatemalan population. With little access to formal education combined with contributing social determinants, the gap between the Maya and their non-indigenous counter parts has proven difficult to bridge.

Over the past ten years, we have employed over 600 Mayan artisans in the villages surrounding Lake Atitlan who hand craft our colorful creations. By providing a fair wage, enabling them to work from home while setting their own hours, donating water filtration systems, and maintaining a steady flow of work; we are able to share these awesome products with the rest of the world whilst maintaining our fair trade values.  

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 We all have to start somewhere to strive towards change; and this is only the beginning. We have plenty of projects brewing that we aim to launch in the next year; and if you’re as passionate about sustainable change as we are, drop us an email with your own thoughts and ideas.

 

In addition to the Pocket Disc Eno River clean up day, here are a few of the previous projects we have helped support:

 

YOSEMITE FACELIFT PROJECT 

DIERKES BOULDERFEST

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

NORCAL GOLDEN RETRIEVER CLUB 

UTAH WHITEWATER CLUB 

NORTHERN FOREST CANOE TRAIL 

SAMARITAN'S PURSE 

THE TOY BANK