TRAMA Textiles is a 100% worker-owned women’s weaving cooperative in Guatemala. We use traditional Mayan techniques to make beautiful, high-quality products, and provide a sustainable income to over 400 women and their families.
TRAMA Textiles is organized into 17 weaving groups, from five regions in Guatemala’s western highlands. The co-op was formed in 1988 as a direct result of the devastating Guatemalan Civil War after many members’ husbands, fathers, and brothers were killed or “disappeared.”
TRAMA’s mission is to create sustainable fair wage employment for the women of Guatemala, to enable them to honourably support their families and communities, and to preserve and develop the cultural traditions of the Maya people through the continued practice of traditional weaving arts.