Commitment to Action

Weaving Tradition with Innovation in Mexico

Commitment by

Marvin And Sylvia Rubin Family Foundation

In 2013, the Marvin and Sylvia Rubin Family Foundation committed to supporting a Mexican women's weaving co-op, La Flor de Xochistlahuaca, in the southeast corner of the Mexican state of Guerrero. As part of this support, design, marketing, and publicity training will be provided to the weavers for three years. As result, La Flor de Xochistlahuaca will transition from making only traditional clothing to creating a sellable line that combines traditional motifs and techniques with contemporary design and color palettes. Once a line of products is developed, the products will be marketed both within and outside of Mexico, thus increasing the visibility and income for the co-op.

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Commitment

Weaving Tradition with Innovation in Mexico

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value

$105,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

MEXICO

Commitment by

Marvin And Sylvia Rubin Family Foundation