Mercado Stories

Last week, we had the honor of hosting Emmy-nominated host of Top Chef, award-winning author, and advocate for women’s health, Padma Lakshmi, at our headquarters in Panajachel, Guatemala. The Love, Loss, and...

One main road leads to Las Cruces San Andres Semetajab, a quiet town in the Highlands of Guatemala. The streets are lined with a few tiendas or convenience stores, its...

The indigenous women we partner with are the heart and soul of Mercado Global. Our mission and vision originated with the goal of empowering women to break the cycle of...

Meet Alejandra Carillo-Munoz, Mercado Global’s Design Associate. As a Mexican-American designer, her work is inspired by her rich cultural heritage. Alejandra sat down with us and shared her motivation for...

As we kick off our #WomenForward campaign, we would like to introduce you to Lilian Xinico, our Textile Coordinator at Mercado Global. Lilian brings passion and energy to the team...

19 year-old Cecilia Everilda was born and raised in partner community San Jorge la Laguna, a small village above Panajachel where Mercado Global is headquartered. Married at 16, she gave...

Fashion throughout time has had a profound effect on the expression of its wearers and freedom of its makers. Fashion presents individuals and cultures with the ability to showcase a...

There are countless benefits to living and working on Lake Atitlán and one of our favorites are the weekend escapes. After a week of work in the Panajachel office, we...

Meet Maria Tujal, one of Mercado Global’s top partner artisans from the community of Patzún. Patzún is a mountain village in the department of Chimaltenango, where some of Mercado Global's...

This International Women’s Day meet Paulina Chiroy. Mother, daughter, sister, friend, wife. At 35 years old, Paulina Chiroy has worked with Mercado Global since 2008. As a partner artisan, Paulina...