Kip Tik Weavers
Chiapas is a state of tall, cool mountains, deep azure ponds and roaring waterfalls hidden along the way. Tucked into all of this immense beauty, Mayan women weave on back strap looms in the same way their mothers wove on this land. With vibrant colors and designs inspired by nature, these weavers tell stories of their families, their heritage and their own lives. Crafts are the second largest source of income in developing countries, behind agriculture, but this remote area of Mexico has been marginalized from the global market access that the rest of the country enjoys. Kip Tik is an incubator of Aid to Artisans, a network of artisans in 110 countries, and now partners with 40 groups of weavers and embroiderers in Chiapas to open new markets and ensure stable, fair incomes.
We love how Kip Tik helps to build successful craft enterprises by equipping artisans with business skills that are adaptable to the ever-changing requirements of the modern market place. Every purchase of a product made by Kip Tik helps support programs in design innovation, leadership and organization, business training and production logistics to assure lasting economic growth that will continue to support artisan communities.