Revive Collection

Revive Textile Collection

An interview with Director Allison Havens about Yabal’s new Revive Collection Please tell us a bit about this collection?  Yabal REVIVE is a sustainable artisan home accessories collection, featuring ecological textiles handwoven in the highlands of Guatemala. Revive is a collection of color, representing rebirth and hope for a better future. It reminds us to

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Women’s Garden Project in Full Bloom

womens garden guatemala

Yabal is more than a textile business, we are a social enterprise! This means that the WHY of what we do is based on helping our partner communities thrive! This includes providing fair trade jobs to women weavers, educational scholarships to their children, maternity leave for weavers, and most recently, food security projects like this year’s Women’s Garden Program! The idea for the Garden

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Fair Trade Artisan Design in Guatemala

Yabal fair trade company in Guatemala

This month, Dunitz & Company posted a great blog featuring four Fair Trade companies supporting artisans in Guatemala and their design processes with artisans. Yabal is honored to be included in this list along with these other amazing ethical brands and woman leaders! Working with artisans as an ethical company in Guatemala has it’s own

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These past few months

guatemala textile cooperative

These past few months have been an adaptation for all of us. While we haven’t posted many recent updates, that doesn’t mean that we haven’t been busy! We wanted to catch you up and share a bit of what our team has been up to these last few months: Yabal continued with food donations for

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Update on Yabal Communities During Pandemic

Yabal food donations in Guatemala

Guatemala now has over 7,500 cases of coronavirus. There are multiple reports of inadequate hospital staff, food, medicine, and beds in centers attending patients with Covid-19. Promised government economic help and food aid has managed to reach very few of the most desperate in the country. And the virus continues to increase daily, troubling given

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Yabal Emergency Food Donations

food donations in guatemala for covid 19

We are so grateful to everyone who donated and shared our crowdfunding campaign last week! We tripled our fundraising goal and were able to raise over $2500 for food support for our partner communities of Pacutama and Chuicutama during this Covid-19 pandemic. We are humbled by the generous and quick response from people around the

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Yabal’s 2020 Scholarships!

Yabal scholarship student

Yabal has awarded scholarships to eight youth, children of our women weavers to use towards middle school and high school for 2020. Our youth are excited for this opportunity to continue their studies and look forward to achieving their dreams. Feliciana, above, is 13 years old and has just started 7th grade. She walks daily

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New Eyes, New Points

needle point

At the beginning of a recent needle-point workshop in the Pacutama community last month, we asked the women why the older members weren’t there.“They have bad eyesight so they figured they wouldn’t come to a workshop on needle point embroidery” to which we replied, “No, tell them to come! We have reading glasses for them!”

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