Tierra de los Artesanos is a marketplace were customers can ethically shop for Mexico-Inspired goods. Our mission is economic empowerment for Mexican artesanos currently living in Mexico as well as Mexican immigrants now living in the U.S.
Tierra de los Artesanos Store Front
720A Telephone Road (Green House)
Houston, TX 77023
Sunday - Monday : Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 12 pm - 6 pm
Friday: 11am - 7pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
LA creacion de tierra
Creation of tierra
When traveling to Merida, Yucatan in 2014 Yvonne noticed two things while in the city. First, artisan women and men would gather in the main plaza daily and sold their craft in an organized manner. Second, she noticed that the women and men were part of cooperatives, learning from each other while sustaining their household by using their skills. After this trip, Tierra began to form. Yvonne began to study what was thriving and working for artisans in Mexico and asked herself, "What could work for the artisans of Mexico who now live in the U.S.?"
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 material 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 in Tierra's marketplace and around Houston.
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
Value: Fair Trade
We value FAIR TRADE and commit to paying each worker a fair price in the States and in Mexico.
Value: Just practices
We value JUST PRACTICES and will cultivate a business that believes in the people first. We welcome each artesano as they are.