The artisans of Tecalpulco, Mexico have long been known for their silver and abalone jewelry. ArtCamp, short for Artesanas Campesinas (or rural female artisans), is a women-owned cooperative that continues this tradition. The group constantly introduces new methods, materials, and machinery to compete in the highly competitive jewelry market, even surviving a collapse in the marketability of their pieces in the 1990’s after jewelry from other countries flooded the US market. The artisans have become business women, understanding the importance of customer service, quality, and design. Their product range includes semi-precious stones, shells, and even tiny flowers captured in resin. Each piece is accentuated by silver alloys or precious metals, and represents the tradition of fine Mexican jewelry.
In solidarity with other traditional handicraft-producing communities. Artesanas Campesinas proposes an authentic social project as a new economic model.
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Our sisters and brothers craftsmen offer free an effective system to sell their products on the Internet.
What we want is to unite efforts and the creativity of Mexican artisans, where every craftsman sells direct to your customer and independently without Commission.
We are artisan farmers come on behalf of the dignity by the poor people working to keep his family producing handmade jewelry and other artifacts with cultural content.
And we want to make very good relationships with our sisters who love our joyeriay which distributes it; We want to make a successful model for other Mexican women who are our friends and sisters, distributors; the goal is that they earn well and are also very successful in their economic lives at the same time that help creating this social project.
In the North of Guerrero in the top of a Hill this Tecalpulco, a village of 1000 souls, for generations have legends that through a passage came under the Earth from Malinalco, ancient temple of the jaguar God is carved into the rock of the mountains.
same Temple of Tecalpulco has perfect acoustics and is built on an architecture with sacred measures. The pattern of the people, "Papa Jesús", is long known for people you rustic and is the destinaje of long processions.
Tecalpulco and the small surrounding communities of Dolores, Cerro Gordo and the Ejido. They are the colonial town of Taxco de Alarcón platera rural satellite. The traditional economy of these towns is agricultural, practiced by rainy season cultivation of beans, squash and corn.
Contemporary peasants need money for clothing, electricity, medicine and school. Trade in handmade traditional crafts works as its method of income, for most families, home-made crafts.
In the years 1960, the tecalpulquenos were Tinsmiths, made elaborate masks and frames for mirrors, wire with shears. Craftsmen from used braceros home until boiling nails for welding. Other common business object of that time was the flexible, built fish of welded metal. And after abalone shell is embedded you as their scales and eyes of mother of Pearl.
Tough intelligence and inexhaustible patience of peasant craftsman to create an elaborate and consumer art of time, countless hours have flowed through the handicraft products in these towns. This is a true craft, rooted in tradition of independent artisans
In keeping with the spirit of the Eight Limbs of Yoga, here are eight reasons we feel so strongly about, and are happy to be offering, Fair Trade products to our Yoga and Meditation communities: