Frequently Asked Questions
How should I clean my new woven products?
Our products are easy to care for and will last a long time. With the exception of the scarves and kimonos which are woven in the windowpane weave, everything is washable. Most of the products can be washed and dried and need little or no ironing if they are removed promptly from the dryer. Wash them in cold water with detergent, do not use chlorine bleach. Dry on medium heat. We recommend hand washing the wraps and shawls as the fringe gets quite tangled in the machine.
What are your Mayamam's products made from?
Our products are all woven from 100% cotton yarn dyed to our specifications using azo-free dyes.
Are Mayamam's products organic?
Not yet! But organic yarn has recently become available to us in Guatemala. We are exploring the possibilities of using it in the future.Our products are not organic, but we are currently exploring the possibilities of using organic yarns since organic yarn has recently become available to us in Guatemala.
Where are Mayamam's products made?
All our products are made by the Mayamam Weaving Cooperative, a groupo of foot loom weavers, backstrap weavers, and seamstresses located in Cajola, Guatemala.
How does your company “give back” to the cooperative?
We work closely with the women who make up the cooperative to ensure they have the training and skills to do great work. For example, we offer an on-site literacy program where the women study reading, writing, and math daily until they have achieved sixth grade proficiency. The women who wish to continue to study (or their children) are eligible to receive scholarships to study at the middle school, high school, and university level. Master weavers and other craftsmen help the women expand their skills. There is also an on-site preschool for the weavers' children.
Does Mayamam work with wholesalers?
Yes we do! Please use our contact page to send us a message requesting our catalog.
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