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Why Ixil Collective?
Ixil [ee-sheel] Collective is a collaboration between Maya Ixil weavers and an American designer.
Because the Ixil region of Guatemala is far off the beaten tourist path, there is very little direct access to a market for artisans. Instead, artisans (primarily indigenous women) sell their wares for dismal prices to middlemen who then transport them to large markets in other parts of the country and turn a profit for themselves.
Ixil Collective was created to help these remote artisans earn a more substantial market share.
All designs are based on traditional Ixil dress and motifs and are made by Ixil artisans living in the towns of Chajul, Cotzal and Nebaj in the Quiché region of Guatemala.
I love my new mask. It's fun & fits well!
I love these earrings and am excited they're now a part of my eclectic earring collection! They're a good metal quality and I don't experience any irritation when I wear them despite having sensitive ears.
The face masks are beautiful! They’re thick and the colors are beautiful.
They are small. I wish they would come in different sizes. I ordered 6 and they were delivered within a few days. 👍🏽
I received my bag last week and love it. The colors are great and it is a perfect size for my daily needs. Such a joy to support the people who make these woven items.
I just put these on today and I am in love!
Just love my new shawl. It's always a wonderful feeling to support a female owned small business that cares so much about its artisans. It's especially wonderful when you love the item they produce & it showcases lovely craftsmanship and upcycled textiles. I can tell I will get a lot of use out of this shawl / scarf / throw. The colors are very neutral and at the same time offer a welcome pop!
The masks are well made and beautiful! Size runs for smaller faces. The cloth used is gorgeous, and these are unique and wonderful masks!
My Ixil Collective masks arrived moments ago and they are even more awesome than I expected! They are thick and beautifully made and the woven patterns are absolutely beautiful. They fit perfectly and are machine washable and dryable so what could be better--well, no virus, but until then I will be thrilled to wear these beautiful masks!
Beautiful masks and fit perfect
Fit both me and my partner well, and look great too!
Received 6 lovely masks this week. Such colorful and unique fabrics. Nice to know that the profits help the women's collective.
Not only is this cute and for a great cause, it's the best fitting mask I own!
I ordered 5 masks for my household and another 5 for my daughter's. They are beautiful and well made, fit well, and arrived before expected. I have already worn mine out in public a few times and each time have been complemented on the mask and asked where I got it.
I love mine. I used to have ugly home-made masks and now I have one that's beautiful and highly effective. I felt embarrassed walking around my neighborhood in my old masks, but love being seen in my colorful Ixil mask. My face is big, but gently stretching the straps made it fit just right. I put the straps over an empty wine bottle overnight. Plenty of those around my apartment these days...
These earrings are absolutely stunning. The colors are vibrant and they’re exquisitely made. As someone who spent time in the Ixil region, these earrings are able to capture the essence of it. Any avid earring lover should add a pair of these to their collection
The striking design attracted me to this stunning bag, but the soft, rich leather makes it luxurious. I gave it to a good friend and she said she loves everything about it!
Perfect bag! It’s just the right size for all my essentials like wallet, sunglasses, make up bag, and hand sanitizer. The strap is very soft and adjustable! Very unique and they included a photo of the artist that made it making it that more special!
This purse is the perfect carry all size, my laptop and additional screen both fit and the straps are sturdy so I don’t worry about putting too much weight in it. It’s a one-of-a-kind bag with beautiful detailing and superb functionality.
I'm kind of a big, fun earrings addict and I've got to say that these are my favorite recent acquisition. I love the color combos available in these earrings, and would definitely wear all of them! They are lightweight and are definitely conversation pieces. I have a great time telling people about how they are made in a fair trade setting using traditional methods every time I wear them! I highly recommend these!
I have received so many compliments on the color and design of this pillow cover. And the best part is my ability to relay the story of the village where it is made, thanks to a wonderful presentation by Elena Laswick. The quality and care do not disappoint.
This is such a high quality and pretty bag. The weaving is truly unique- I've never seen anything like it, and the colors are so glorious in person. Highly recommend.
This is both a gorgeous scarf, and a really pretty throw. So versatile, and beautiful stitching.
I truly have only great things to say about this purchase — not only does it feel good to support the women who made it, but because of that and how gorgeous it is in its own right it brings warmth to my apartment. I live in a really warm city so I’m not using it as a scarf, but at the moment have it adorning a piece of furniture in my living room. It feels one of a kind and like it will last forever, and gives my home a nice pop of color too. I couldn’t recommend it more!
Beautifully made and surprisingly lightweight, they are a fun accent to jeans or fancy dresses. You will get lots of compliments!
These earrings are beautiful. I was looking for something to remember my time in Guatemala and learning about the culture of the cinta from the Ixil region makes them even more special. I get SO many complements on them. I also love that they are sterling silver as I have sensitive ears. 5 stars!
Beautifully made, you can see and appreciate the craftsmanship. It's the perfect addition to my living room and really brings together my seating area. I will be buying more!
I love this bracelet! The leather feels really high-quality and the weaving is beautiful. Even the cloth bag it comes in feels thoughtfully crafted. Five stars.
This beautiful pillow stands out in my living room. Its bold design and colors make it a highlight!