La Red


La Red (“network” in Spanish), is an organization of indigenous women working to preserve and promote their traditional culture through the sale of fair trade artisan products. Founded in 2006 to assist Mexican women displaced from factory jobs in the US, a majority of La Red artisans live in rural, impoverished communities, where they lack access to employment, education, health care and other basic services. La Red is comprised of social enterprises and family owned artisan businesses and supports women artisans by providing skills training and product design and marketing. Working with a variety of local and international designers, La Red brings the unique handcraft skills of Mexico to a greater audience of US consumers.