Mercado Stories

The holidays are quickly approaching, and with them the giving season. While retailers and publications alike are preparing for the season of shopping, the growing demand for luxury goods with ethical...

1. It’s over 3,000 years old Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a fusion of the Catholic holidays All Saints Day and All Souls Day and the...

On October 1st, 2014, more than 250 guests arrived at Hotel Americano for an evening of elegance and social consciousness. This event was Mercado Global’s Fashion Forward Gala, which honored...

Panajachel, Guatemala – Friday, September 26th proved to be an exciting day for our Guatemalan staff and partner artisans from our cooperative in Churacruz. As Mercado Global staff members received...

Laura and Kate traveled to Guatemala this summer from Portola Valley, CA to join us for our 2014 Mother Daughter Trip. Below, they share their experiences getting to know the...

Last week, Mercado Global staff traveled to the Guatemalan highland town of Nahualá to witness something exciting. Through our microloan program, which offers a flexible way for artisans to purchase...

This Spring we have partnered with Comptoir des Contonniers to create a special capsule collection combining Mayan and Parisian style.  Available exclusively at Comptoir des Cotonniers stores throughout France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland,...

New York, NY (March 10, 2014) – Tata Accesorios Globales, the largest belt manufacturer in the Western Hemisphere and the premier leather manufacturer of high-end leather accessories in Guatemala, is...

As part of our expansion campaign, we have partnered with the Government of Guatemala and the World Bank, as well as individual donors to provide 70 artisans with the training...

Enjoy this highlight from last summer's Mother-Daughter Trip. We are currently organizing trips for Summer 2014, please contact community@mercadoglobal.org if you are interesting in participating!   How surprised I was to get...