ixöq (ee-sh-auk), which means woman in the Mayan dialects, Kaqchikel and T'zutujil, is a women owned & operated social enterprise working with local women artisans in Guatemala to create unique, ethically made, locally sourced, fair trade products. Our products are fun, colorful, festive and useful. Each item is designed by ixöq and handcrafted by our artisan partners. We strive to blend modern aesthetic with traditional craft and create beautiful and useful products.
ixöq is committed to an ethical slow-fashion ethos. We create beautiful & useful products that share & honor the craft of artisans. Our creativity comes in the different designs & color combinations that we introduce each season. We don't produce in excess but we do like to keep our best sellers in stock. We appreciate your patience as we take a more gentle step on our world.
Take a look here to see what's working for people currently but don't hesitate to pre-order if there's something you like that isn't available.
Our cesta totes are custom designed by ixöq and handwoven using recycled plastic cord by our partner artisans in Guatemala. These totes are a perfect blend of traditional handicraft and contemporary design and function. While totes are often associated with the beach or market, the function of these totes transcends far beyond the beach!
Our boxi cylindrical containers make the perfect planters! They're plastic so withstand water and are easily washable. These are basically a topless version of our nesting containers and are handwoven by our partner artisans in San Cristóbal using thread of recycled plastic in a variety of colorful combinations. They will brighten any windowsill or shelf and can be used for plants or as decorative storage containers.
boxi storage containers
Our boxi collection of storage containers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They are designed by ixöq and handwoven by our partner artisans in Guatemala using the same recycled plastic cord as our signature cestas. They are perfect on any shelf, desk, dresser and make storing things decorative & fun! These cylindrical nesting baskets are our favorite boxi design and have a plethora of uses.
The focus of our work is 100% on our partnerships. We collaborate fully with the artisans in order to help women with artisanal skills connect with markets. ixöq empowers women and strengthens local communities by honoring traditional skills and employing artisans at a fair wage and with great respect.