Artisans primarily use the back-strap loom to create each piece and spend a week up to several months to finish a piece. This detailed process has been passed down for centuries in the Mayan Indigenous groups in Guatemala and results in high quality pieces that are truly unique.
Non-Factory Working Conditions
We support non-factory working conditions and collaborate with artisans to work from home at their own pace so that they can spend time with their children and families while also gaining a fair wage.
Woven artisans are paid 100% upfront for their creations and set their own prices for their work. We pay above the living wage and 2X or more traditional market prices.
We make it a point to work with the same artisan groups consistently so that families have reliable income to build generational wealth.
We function based off the one third rule for our pricing:
- 1/3 of our price is represented in materials and labor
- 1/3 is represented in exporting/operational costs
- 1/3 is represented as what we keep at Woven to reinvested into future collections and growth