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Ethical Fashion by Yabal ~ Gautemala

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Yabal is an ethical fashion line and Fair Trade social enterprise based in Xela, Guatemala that makes handwoven scarves, bags, toys, home products accessories and other gifts for men and women.

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These products are handmade and artisanally woven by Mayan women’s weaving cooperatives, using their centuries-old traditional art of back-strap loom weaving.  Yabal sells their products in its shop in Xela and online on www.yabal.org, as well as wholesale to stores in the USA and Canada.
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Through the sale of these products, Yabal supports the empowerment of 60 rural indigenous women in Guatemala.

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As a fair trade certified organization, Yabal ensures that its artisans are being paid a livable wage, that they have a voice in business decisions, and that the organization is committed to long-term trade relationships with them- advancing the business hand-in-hand together.

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In addition, all profits are reinvested in social programs in the women’s rural communities, such as, educational scholarships, micro-credits, job-skills training, maternity leave pay for the artisans, and more.
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Visit Yabal online at:

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