• Lowers waste levels as well as our carbon footprint
• Thousands of yards of fabric saved from landfills
• Provides fair income opportunities to our partner artisans
Mercado Global is a nonprofit accessories brand transforming the lives of Indigenous women and their communities in Latin America. Every purchase and donation directly supports our partner artisans, providing them with the necessary tools and education to not only survive — but to thrive.
3X more likely to have their children enrolled in school
2X more likely to have the food their families need
3X more likely to have their own bank account
Supporting our goal to reduce waste levels and lower our carbon footprint, this summer-inspired collection gives new life to discarded materials and saves thousands of yards of fabric from the landfill, all while continuing to provide fair income opportunities to our partner artisans.SHOP UPCYCLED
Artisans enhance their leadership and business skills through training conducted in local Indigenous languages.
Indigenous artisans highly skilled in ancient Mayan weaving techniques face very limited sales opportunities. We connect women to international sales opportunities with major retailers and provide technical training for women to improve their weaving and sewing skills.
We provide women with the tools they need, like sewing machines and back looms, to not only work on orders for international retailers with Mercado Global, but also to start their own local businesses.