There are currently 12 women that are a part of this group, primarily single mothers. Some were taught the craft while growing up by their fathers, others were taught by other women in the group.  Regardless, the tradition of silversmithing in these small villages goes back generations, and it is the livelihood of most people in the area.  Most artisans never learned to read or write, so their options for upward mobilization are limited.  Working with this cooperative, the women are able to export their products at fair prices, as well as work from their own homes where they can care for their children.
Arlokea- Mexico

About the Women who work in Mexico

The women we partner with in Mexico are able to work from their home, this allows them to work as well as look after their kids. Mostly, our partners in Mexico are proud to keep this craft alive, it has been passed down through generations, and now our partners are overjoyed to share their talents and traditions with you.

Fair Anita - Mexico
We commit to a long term, reliable trade agreements that allow cooperatives to hire more women and make proactive business decisions. Team Mexico can count on us to place continuous orders at consistent prices, and that trust results in more jobs and more job security for women.


A little about Mexico

Mexico is the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. The city of Taxco exports tons of silver jewelry to the U.S., but it's almost entirely made by men.  This artisan cooperative works with women in the villages outside of Taxco.


Mexico Artisans 

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