We give 1% of every purchase...
…and in times of greater need, we give even more.
When a natural or humanitarian crisis strikes, we must give our all. And with the help of our amazing customers, we do! When a series of earthquakes devastated Nepal, we donated 100% of the sales revenues from our Tibetan Prayer Flags—$25,000—to desperately needed earthquake relief. One year later, when we learned that children in remote regions still didn’t have schools, we donated another $25,000 to help build one. When we heard that our artisans in the Guatemalan highlands didn’t have adequate housing for the rainy season, we began donating 100% of the proceeds of our beaded bracelets to building homes. It’s the right thing to do… and we couldn’t do it without you.
We believe in buying local...
At Mexicali Blues we buy from artisans not middlemen. We care about the quality of working conditions just as much as we care about the quality of the work, and that’s why we never haggle over the price with our suppliers. We want to make sure that everyone who helped to create our world goods is treated well and compensated fairly. We don’t just shop in markets. We spend time in the studios and homes of our makers and establish long-term relationships local communities can count on.
... and sustaining cultural traditions and craftsmanship.
We strive to focus on and buy only the handmade, the high quality, the authentic and the wholehearted. And by doing so, we support and sustain timeless artisanal techniques—like hand-stamped batiks, silk saris, hand-blocked textiles, hand-beaded jewelry and embroidery—and cultural traditions like world music, meditation, yoga, Ayurveda and more.