pixancanvas House of Design Pixan is a fair trade textile workshop in the western Highlands of Guatemala. Pixan, meaning “spirit” in the Maya language of K’iche, is an association of indigenous artisan weavers, expert in the ancient techniques of back-strap and pedal loom weaving and embroidery, and an initiative of AMA (Highland Support Project’s organizational partner).

Pixan operates according to fair trade principles in the most authentic and traditional sense of the term: It enables professional direct trade relationships to flourish between talented Highland artisans and individuals and businesses around the world.

Benefits of buying— The Pixan model champions fair pay and work conditions, high quality artisanal work, and the aforementioned direct trade relationships, which remove the need for middlemen and their fees.

How to buy— Pixan products are sold through direct-trade boutique AlterNatives.