HAND CRAFTED JEWELRY
There are events that take place in our lives that change the course, and define forever the path we choose to follow. Yours and Mayan started with an eye opening vision, and has been an evolution of that vision since 1989.
From the very first visit to my mother in Guatemala over twenty years ago, I found myself mesmerized by the timeless beauty of the handcrafted works of the local artisans. Profoundly intrigued, I knew I had to be a part of these beautiful bold and colorful designs inspired by ancient traditions. I have been following this dream ever since and have never looked back.
Our desire to make these wonderful treasures available to the American market inspired me to offer this merchandise for sale at local flea markets. This low-key grass roots approach was a good beginning, and after five years of learning and growing, I took some time to raise my two young children.
In 2005 Yours and Mayan began
importing again. Popularity and demand for these products grew rapidly, and our
first retail store opened in Key West, Florida in 2008.
A second Key West
location opened a year later, and a third store in Myrtle Beach in 2011.By traveling throughout Central
America ourselves, we have created a direct and hands on relationship with the
local artisans. Since we facilitate our
business personally, we have ensured that the talented people who fuel Yours
and Mayan with their beautiful art are consistently and fairly taken care of. We do this by running our business as a fair
trade partnership. This means we demand that artists we work with are provided
a fair wage, a wage that allows them to financially grow.
This organized social movement promotes sustainability and advocates high social and environmental standards. We are so proud to have bettered the lives of the families we work with. It gives us a great deal of pleasure to have this uplifting and symbiotic relationship with the Mayans. Fair trade is a fundamental part of our business; and as our business grows, so does the benefit of these small communities.
It is our goal and vision to continue to help these wonderful people establish economic security and independence. We hope you will see the beauty of their wearable art, and make it part of your personal life too.
Yours and Mayan at Myrtle Beach and Key West, Florida | 1-888-986-2926