Taller Maya is a Mexican non-profit brand, established in 2002, following an initiative led by the Haciendas del Mundo Maya Foundation to preserve ancient Mayan heritage and support local artisans by creating opportunities for social and economic development through self-management and community participation.
Taller Maya works together with social-artisanal associations to generate sustainable sources of income for the rural Mayan communities of the Yucatan Peninsula, through the creation and commercialization of artisan pieces with historical and cultural value.
Today, Taller Maya represents 42 micro-businesses in 32 communities around the Yucatan Peninsula, ensuring fair trade, providing training and educational workshops, and access to equal labor conditions. Since 2007, Taller Maya has been an official member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).
Taller Maya offers beautiful, handmade decor items from hammocks traditionally woven with waist looms to culturally rich jewelry pieces, all masterfully crafted by the social artisanal association in the rural communities of the Yucatan Peninsula.