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Navigating the Murky Waters of Guatemalan “Fair Trade” Brands: A Guide

Navigating the Murky Waters of Guatemalan “Fair Trade” Brands: A Guide

"What happens when you learn to read between the lines of some [fair trade] labels and find their claims don’t stand up?"

As consumers, we are constantly faced with choices. But many of us are also busy. We don’t have time to investigate where every ingredient in a face cream comes from, or which coffee farms treat their workers fairly. We can’t all be experts on how long it takes to tool leather, or even where in the world certain countries are located. So especially as conscientious consumers, who care about where our money is...


I am my Grandmother’s Wildest Dream: Celebrating Latinx Excellence

I am my Grandmother’s Wildest Dream: Celebrating Latinx Excellence

"My Ixkanul Messenger bag brings attention to the type of community I was raised in and allows me to continue to support those from a similar background as I carry on with my career."

8 Statistics you Need to Know on World Indigenous Peoples Day (And Every Day)

8 Statistics you Need to Know on World Indigenous Peoples Day (And Every Day)

August 9th is a day for the international community to rally behind the UN's Declaration of the rights of Indigenous Peoples. While every human being deserves dignity and equal treatment every day, let us today commit ourselves to better understanding the specific ways in which native peoples have been disproportionately affected by colonization and discrimination, in order to find ways both close to and far from home to get involved in ending the discrimination the world's indigenous peoples face on a daily basis.

Fact #1

There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people...


Fair Trade That's As Colorful As The People Who Make It

Fair Trade That's As Colorful As The People Who Make It

Ariel and Ron of the blog We the Wildflowers were inspired by the design of their Utz Threads products but also by the transparency involved in their creation. Read more about what inspired them even as they traveled and worked as digital nomads in places far from Chichicastenango, Guatemala. You'll be inspired!

Your Best Digital Nomad Life, Brought to you by Utz Threads

Your Best Digital Nomad Life, Brought to you by Utz Threads

Vanessa from the blog Wander Onwards took our Ixkanul messenger bag with her as she worked as a digital nomad from some pretty amazing corners of the world and then wrote about how her Utz Threads messenger helped her live her best digital nomad life. Here's the result.