Brand Feature - MZ Fairtrade

June 17, 2019

Brand Feature - MZ Fairtrade

In 2018, Wandering Heart was excited to become an official stockist of MZ Fairtrade bags (formerly known as Manos Zapotecas). MZ Fairtrade celebrates the beautiful handcrafted traditions of talented artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico and thus the addition of this brand to our store was the perfect complement to our existing collection.

The mission of MZ Fairtrade is to “ perpetuate the beautiful artistry of the designers, makers, and artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico by connecting them with socially conscious consumers around the globe. With a focus on traditional craftspeople and marginalized groups who are making their living from handmade items, MZ strives to make a positive impact by nurturing lasting relationships and always abiding by fair trade principles.”


The MZ Fairtrade carefully curated winter/autumn and summer/spring collections celebrate the beautiful motifs and designs of Zapotec weavers while incorporating seasonal and on trend colour palettes which are achieved using all natural dyes.


MZ Fairtrade is a certified fair trade label and has grown in recent years to work with and support over 50 talented artisan makers in the State of Oaxaca. These are some of the faces behind the label.


“Sharing our Zapotec culture is really important and beautiful. I get so excited to know that I made something that people love and cherish. Since the symbols and designs are distinct, people from all over the world can recognize that they are from Oaxaca, and that makes me very proud.” Maria Luisa, Artisan MZ Fairtrade.

All images and quotations are copyright and provided courtesy of Manos Zapotecas.

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