Manos Preciosas, (Precious Hands) based in Antigua, Guatemala works closely with Mayan and Guatemalan artisans to produce Hand Made products using traditional techniques.
Precious Hands commits part of its profits to their micro loan program, which provides long-lasting and sustainable assistance to individuals in the communities where their artisans live and work. Through the program, individuals can earn fair wages, grow their businesses, and prosper, thus improving their lives and the lives of their children.
Their goods are made from original huipils. (yay for upcycling!) Huipils are one-of-a-kind hand-weaved clothes made and worn as blouses by the Mayan women using the best possible raw materials and workmanship.
Founded by Irma Yolanda Zuleta, her greatest joy, is "to introduce my clients from around the world to my people, the artisans, and their beautiful handmade crafts".