Alli O'Connell & Juana Xoch (Juana is from El Triunfo, Sololá, Guatemala and Alli is from Pittsboro, North Carolina, USA)

Alli O'Connell & Juana Xoch (Juana is from El Triunfo, Sololá, Guatemala and Alli is from Pittsboro, North Carolina, USA)

WHO WE ARE

We’re a collective of artisans and entrepreneurs co-creating meaningful accessories and a new reality for women and children in rural Guatemala.

We design to celebrate women, from the buyer to the maker, as they step into their power.

OUR STORY

We met as two women from communities that are almost 3,000 miles apart working together as co-regional coordinators of a social enterprise in Sololá, Guatemala.

In 2010 we committed to addressing a need in Juana’s own community--women artisans did not have access to markets paying fair prices.

After our first international sale we raised a glass of Guatemalan Christmas punch with ten women artisans and their families to celebrate an increase in income by 250%.

Since then, our work has grown to include a scholarship fund and a community investment fund for 25 artisans and their families.


All of our products are co-created with our partner artisan association, Sanik, which is led by our friend, inspiration, and partner Juana Xoch.