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Abrazos

Abrazos

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San Miguel Designs
Zacateros 24
Centro Historico
Patrice Wynne
sanmiguelpatrice@mac.com, 415 154 8580, cel 044 415 151 0405

The seamstresses at Abrazos are all local women engaged in fair trade work. Abrazos Patchwork Aprons are created from scraps of fabric by local mothers who work at home while caring for young children.

El Proyecto de Lavanda

El Proyecto de Lavanda

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The Lavender Project
Rancho la Colorada
418-109-2309
Store: Monday-Friday 10 am - 4pm

The Lavender Project is a cooperative in a small rural town 35 miles north of San Miguel de Allende raising organic lavendar for soaps, oil, honey and other products. Proceeds from the Lavender Project fund a breakfast program for 60 children in the town of La Colorada. A women's coop creates Sola Lavanda artisan soaps which are available in San Miguel de Allende at the El Charco store, La Victoriana, and craft markets.

Escuela de Artes Ancestrales

Escuela de Artes Ancestrales

Cristina Orcí Fernández
cristina1320@gmail.com, 415 152 3522

Teaching traditions that are in danger of extinction to young people and women. Miel de maguey (agave syrup) is currently being produced in Alcocer using the traditional method of los tlachiquereros and sold as the brand "La Montanesa".

FAI-PEASMA

FAI-PEASMA

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Save the Children, Mexico and The Environmental Education Project of San Miguel de Allende
Hidalgo #13
Colonia Centro
415 152 3686
Monday-Friday 10am-2pm

The FAI store offers handcrafts made by local women.

Felpa Felt

Felpa Felt

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Simple, natural toys created by hand with 100% wool
Ancha San Antonio #37 (upstairs)
Colonia San Antonio
Wendy Coulson
felpafelt@gmail.com, 044 (415) 115-7981
by appointment

Felpa Felt uses natural local materials and employs local artisans while preserving tradition in San Miguel de Allende to bring simple, natural toys and art objects to your home.

Mariposas San Miguel

Mariposas San Miguel

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Carlos del Castillo 12A (sólo con cita)
Lena Bartula Studio
lena@mariposassanmiguel.com , 415 121 0621, 044 415 103 3028 (cel)
by appointment

Bags, backpacks, quilts, pillows and other items hand-crafted by women from rural areas outside of San Miguel, Mexico and Antigua, Guatemala. Mariposa's mission is empowment as a path to self-sustainability, and our message is "imagine a world without violence." With a market for their talents, the Mariposas women are gaining financial independence and transforming their lives, one stitch at a time.

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Monica Fibras Naturales

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El Colectiva Artesanal
Quinta San Juan Capistrano
El Cortijo, San Miguel de Allende
Monica Ramirez
m@monicafibrasnaturales.com, 415 102 2242
Tuesday 10 AM - 2 PM

El Colectiva Artesanal is a project of Monica Fibras Naturales. The local women of Atotonilco meet weekly to work on projects that express their personal creativity working with felt and other natureal fibers.

The Rug Hook Project

The Rug Hook Project

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'Las Rancheritas'
Agustín González, San Miguel de Allende
Charlotte Bell
char@charlottebell.com, US 512 447 2150

A craft cooperative of rug hookers using recycled and new wool to create 'one-of-a-kind' wall hangings, pillows, bags and more.

Ya Tsedi Behña

Ya Tsedi Behña

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"The Power of Women"
Calzada de La Luz #42
Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm

Ya Tsedi Behña offers a wide assortment of natural products and handcrafts made by women who are part of the cooperatively-run organization Mujeres Productoras.