Tierra de los Artesanos : The Fair Market is an online marketplace where customers can ethically shop for Mexico-inspired goods. Our mission is economic empowerment for Mexican artisans in Mexico as well as Mexican immigrant artisans in the U.S.
Creation of Tierra
When traveling to Merida, Yucatan Yvonne noticed two things while in the city. First, artisan women would gather in the main plaza daily and would sell their craft in an organized manner. Second, she noticed that the women were part of cooperatives, learning from each other while sustaining their household by using their skills together thus creating a better quality of life.
After this trip, Tierra began to form. Yvonne began to study what was thriving and working for the artisans in Mexico and asked herself, “What could work for the artisans of Mexico who now live in the USA?”
Tierra encourages Latina(o) immigrants to use their creative talent and continue using the skills they have learned in their home country. Tierra provides the basic materials needed for each artisanal product and provides the platform for each craft to be sold. Our hope is to give immigrants the opportunity to continue using their artisanal skills as a mode for economic empowerment. Once products are created each piece is sold on Tierra's online marketplace.
Tierra travels to Mexico seeking out women and men who have dedicated their lives to selling their creative crafts. Each artisan is invited to join Tierra and each relationship reflects fair trade and sustainable practices. Artisans are invited to expand their market to an international scale by joining our online market.
Limited Availability: Every item is handcrafted in Houston or in Mexico, please check website often for new products.
- We value HARDWORKING people and will invest in them and their work.
- We value CREATIVITY and will provide the space for each Artesano to display their unique handcrafted product.
- We value AUTHENTICITY and each Artesano will be welcomed as they are.
- We value FAIR TRADE and commit to paying each worker a fair price in the States and in Mexico.
- We value JUST PRACTICES and will cultivate a business that believes in the people first.