Recently we attended a friends wedding in Panajachel and discovered this outstanding fair trade center. Besides a cooperative Fair Trade Store, the non-profit Center also houses a resource library, community space for workshops and special events, and provides a departure point for tours to the women’s communities. It features the products of a number of the indigenous women’s coops in the area We had been looking for unique Guatemalan gifts and were so pleased when we discovered Thirteen Threads. It has numerous types of goods, from fine textiles, to organic chocolate and coffee. You can do ALL your shopping right here and feel good about how you are helping the local women of the area. And a not to be understated bonus is the friendliness and knowledge of the various staff of which we had the honor to meet several. The store is attached to the Casa Cakchiquel, which I've reviewed previously and ended up being our favorite place to tour in Pana. These two stops on your visit to Pana will give you an excellent orientation to Pana, its history, its art and culture and the modern day efforts of the local women to be productive and involved. We cannot recommend them enough.
Oh, and by the way, the Mayan name for the center is Oxlajuj B’atz’ (Thirteen Threads). My goal for my next trip there is to learn to pronounce that beautiful name!!!
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