Join the Fair-Trade Ethical Fashion Movement
We began our initial La Peony collection with an exploration of Mexico’s rich artisan culture. When we discovered the Unión de Artesanos de Santo Tomás Jalieza - nestled among a population of 10,000 in the Santo Tomás community - we knew we had found something truly special. Since the 1960s, this vibrant social cooperative has preserved a legacy of handwoven art. Today, more than 50 artisans labor side by side to transform 100% cotton thread into beautiful textiles, just as they have done for centuries.
Each year, cooperative leadership is passed on to a new generation, ensuring its ethos is protected, while all work and opportunities for income are divided equally. Skilled artisanship serves as the area’s primary means of economic opportunity, and cooperatives like the Unión de Artesanos de Santo Tomás Jalieza provide vital structure for financial stability.
When you adorn yourself with La Peony, you join in a partnership with this fair-trade network of skilled Mexican craftswomen. Every purchase helps to preserve their handmade textile traditions while supporting a livable wage for cooperative members. Together, we are part of a global movement empowering women artisans to provide for their families. We honor the longstanding heritage of Oaxacan traditional ceremonial textile weaving, and we support the preservation of a centuries-old way of life.