-Pete Erskine, Co-Founder and Buyer
We travel the world to source unique and handmade items. In Guatemala, that search has taken us up volcanoes, skimming over sleeping monkeys on rainforest zip lines, and into the majesty and mystery of ancient Mayan sites. This is a culture bursting with heart and a community bursting with color. Guatemala reminds us, again and again, that it is the simple pleasures in life which bring the greatest joy.
Pete is proud of never bargaining the price he is given and always paying artisans for their skill and hard work. We see for ourselves how our goods are made and we work with the people who make them to keep items affordable and workshop wages fair.
We forge long-term and mutually beneficial relationships with the artisans who handcraft our products. Pete and Kim have known many of our vendors for over a decade! Buying trips to workshops are chances to catch up with old friends and make new memories.
Mexicali Blues donates 1% of sales to organizations. The dollars you spend on handmade goods from Guatemala do a world of good here and in Guatemala.