Ethical Handmade Collections from Guatemala
Shop our selection of colorful handmade gifts, accessories, and home décor.
Our Guatemalan ceramics are crafted in San Antonio Palapo, a small village nestled along the shores of Guatemala's famous Lake Atitlan. Due to the high-quality clay found in rich volcanic riverbeds, San Antonio Palapo is known for producing the finest ceramics and pottery in all of Guatemala.
UPAVIM is a self-run cooperative of women in La Esperanza, Guatemala. Every sale provides fair trade jobs for women and supports UPAVIM's full-day kindergarten through 6th-grade school and daycare.
We are Upavimas
Upavimas, women of the UPAVIM cooperative, are STRONG, Upavimas are creative. Upavimas are wives, artists, others, businesswomen, caretakers, administrators, breadwinners. Upavimas are INNOVATORS. Upavimas work every day to push back against the violence and poverty that exists within their neighborhoods and homes. Upavimas are EMPOWERED.
In Her Own Words
"It is because of UPAVIM that I am alive. They have supported me, given me advice, scholarships for my children and medical care."
- Sonia Reyes, UPAVIMA