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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.


“Fuego” Volcano Erupted a Week Ago. Here’s What We’ve Been Doing to Help

“Fuego” Volcano Erupted a Week Ago. Here’s What We’ve Been Doing to Help

Last Sunday (June 3rd), the active volcano, “Fuego” outside of Antigua, Guatemala erupted sending a deadly combination of hot gases and volcanic rock, known as pyroclastic flow, hurtling down its Southeast side and destroying many towns in its wake.

fuego volcano eruption 

Fuego Eruption as seen from the North. Source: BBC.

Chichicastenango, where our artisan partners are located, is far enough North of Antigua that our artisan partners did not face any danger as a result of the eruption. However, we...


When You Choose Utz You Choose Dignity for Weavers in Chichicastenango

When You Choose Utz You Choose Dignity for Weavers in Chichicastenango

Many tourists who come to Guatemala make it to the Chichicastenango textile market and experience it’s dizzying, all-consuming effect. It is a feast for every sense: colorful textiles as far as the eye can see, the smell of fresh flowers and fresh meat, the sound of hawkers trying to sell cheap cures for common ailments, the constant ebb and flow of the crowd around you as you try to take it all in. Removed from of all this, above a supermarket, without even a sign to draw in the dozens of tourists who have the...


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