We exist to support community jobs, empower parents to care for their families, and invest in positive change.
At The Root Collective, we partner with small, independent workshops because we believe that's where the most impact in communities happen. Our goal is to support existing workshops that are run by local business owners. All of our producers receive beyond fair trade wages.
This model is intentional. Small business has the power to create incredible change in communities through jobs, and we want to support and empower those local leaders to continue to see change through employment.
Steady and safe jobs are also fighting gang violence in Guatemala by giving young men and women an alternative to joining the gangs, which are rampant in many communities throughout the country.
Ethically made. Empower communities. Invest in change.