Thursday, April 23, 2020
Mayan Families is proud to announce our partnerships with Ethical Fashion Guatemala, Los Tarrales and Top of the Lake Coffee
Throughout the world, individuals, communities and governments are doing all they can to protect themselves and their loved ones from the COVID-19 pandemic, a crisis that is not only a threat to health but also the livelihoods of those affected.
Recognising the need, Mayan Families is incredibly excited to announce that we are now partnering with Ethical Fashion Guatemala, Los Tarrales Natural Reserve Coffee Farm, and Top of the Lake Coffee. Each of which share our values of equity, dignified wages, and economic development for Mayan families in the region. We are proud to partner with them and so grateful for their support!
Through our collaboration with Ethical Fashion Guatemala, Mayan Families is producing double-layered, tightly-knit cloth face masks for an affordable price, available to be shipped straight to your house in the US or one of the other 127 countries we can deliver too. The masks are being made by local artisans and weavers in the communities around Lake Atitlan, including many who have graduated from Mayan Families’ Sewing Program.
By buying masks you are not only helping to protect yourself and your loved ones but also creating meaningful work for those at most risk economically in the communities hardest hit. Additionally, you will be contributing to Mayan Families mission to support community efforts to improve Education, Nutrition and Health and Economic Development.
Through our partnership with Los Tarrales Natural Reserve Coffee Farm and Top of the Lake Coffee you are not only able to enjoy a delicious cup of Guatemalan coffee, delivered safely and quickly from Lake Atitlan to your door, but you can also support equitable trading practices and fair wages for farmers and growers. Each bag of coffee purchased helps support the financial stability of the region’s farmers in this uncertain time while a portion of the proceeds from the sale also go to support Mayan Families’ work.
How to order:
Each mask produced is made to the standards recommended by Johns Hopkins University and consists of a surgical filter layer covered by a 100 strand per inch tight-knit cotton protective layer. The masks cost $5 each and we can ship multiples of 30, 50, 100, 500 or more, to most places in the world and a shipment will usually take around 10 days to arrive.
You can order masks by sending an email to Pablo at email@example.com with the details of your order, he is also happy to answer any questions you might have.
It is very simple to purchase coffee from our partners, simply visit Top of the Lake Coffee or Los Tarrales and order. The coffee will be shipped to your door and 20 cents for every pound sold will be donated towards Mayan Families’ work to support development in Education, Nutrition and Health, and Economic Development throughout the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us! You can also donate to our COVID community response by following this link.