Weaving for Justice: Supporting Education and Fair Trade

Weaving for Justice is a volunteer, non-profit organization that works in solidarity with Maya women’s weaving cooperatives in highland Chiapas, Mexico. The organization has its roots in community, church, and university groups in Las Cruces, New Mexico, that came together in the wake of the Zapatista uprising in 1994.

 

Our goal is to assist women weavers in cooperatives to continue living on their ancestral lands in sustainable ways that respect their lands, language (Tzotzil), and traditions. We help the weavers to find ways to market their products through fair trade and keep the public informed about threats to the women’s cooperative efforts and human rights. We also connect weaving cooperatives in Chiapas with women’s artisan groups on the U.S./Mexico border.

NEW WEAVING HOUSE 

The weavers’ meeting house is finally a reality!  Thank you to all our generous donors who helped the weavers of Tsobol Antzetik (Women United) in Chenalhó to build a meeting house which provides them with a place to meet, weave together, prepare weavings for sale, and welcome visitors. In April, 2016, three members of Weaving for Justice traveled to Chiapas to help the weavers’ inaugurate the house.  

Spanish version of a weaver's story is available FREE here and on BOOKS FOR SALE page.

Pasar Bien por la Tierra por Christine Eber y "Antonia"
Pasar bien por la tierra.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [42.7 MB]

Contact us at weavingforjustice@gmail.com or 915-373-3627

UPCOMING SALES

Weavings are available at these locations in Las Cruces and Albuquerque.

 

 -- Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo Rd., Las Cruces

 

 -- La Montanita Rio Grande Food Co-op, Albuquerque, NM

 

 -- Southwest Environmental Center's Eco Store in downtown Las Cruces -- corner of Main and W. Las Cruces Avenue.

 

Upcoming Sales:

 

FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH 

Inside Community Enterprise Center, 125 N. Main St.  Las Cruces Farmers Market-- 8 am until 1 pm.