A little simple tie dye action with white and blue mixed in with some brocade action and you get the Ixil Matea Weekender from Mercado Global. Mercado Global was created in 2004 by two college students who wanted to do something about the poverty they witness in Latin America.
In their words: "Today, we are 400 artisans in 30 communities across Guatemala, creating products that appear in retail stores throughout North America. Our mission remains the same: to link rural indigenous artisans to international markets and break the cycle of poverty." Well done, guys!