The purpose of MZ is to perpetuate the beautiful artistry of the designers and artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico by connecting them with socially conscious consumers around the globe. With a focus on traditional craftspeople and marginalized groups who are making their living from handmade items, MZ strives to make a positive impact by creating opportunities for sustainable employment, nurturing lasting relationships, and always abiding by fair trade principles.
We recognize the significant role that weaving plays in maintaining and celebrating the incredible Zapotec artisanal lineage. It is our goal, through sharing Zapotec textiles with a wider market, to make weaving a more viable livelihood for the artisans while growing our business in a mutually beneficial and respectful way. We couldn’t do this without conscious shoppers, who value handmade products and indigenous artisanal traditions.
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"Not only does our ability to sell our artisans partners' goods in a wider market improve the financial wellbeing of the artisans, their families and communities, but it creates opportunities for them to retain an important part of Zapotec culture through continuing their traditional craft."