In our fast-paced, ever-changing, consumeristic society, it seems buying anything sustainably is a challenge. For items like electronics (including smartphones), fabrics and textiles, coffee, and even fruit, it’s near impossible to buy everything locally. To be honest, it’s a little overwhelming for me to begin to think about how everything we buy is sourced and what country it was made in or even the conditions and the pay of the workers that were employed.
Of course, sustainability isn’t impossible, and like many things issues in life, we just have to find a starting point and do our best. There are many people and companies that seek to build their businesses around exactly this concept and today I want to share about Ixchel Triangle. One of the reasons I’m so drawn to the company is because of what they stand for.
Every Ixchel Triangle item that is purchased directly supports a family in Guatemala and significant portions also go right back to the local artisans in Guatemala. The designs are locally inspired and carry the history and culture of Guatemala with them.