About

 

I'm Noemi-a mom, an educator and lover of all things handmade.

After a summer trip to Guatemala in 2018, I decided to launch Ramona Collective (named after my grandmother) to provide a creative space to share colorful, unique, artisan made products with others.

Since 2018, I have enjoyed learning and continuing to work directly with artisans, small businesses and non profits to source creative finds from. All products are handmade in Guatemala!

My goal is to connect others to one of a kind handmade products, while also fairly supporting & sharing the creativity and work of others. Most times, quantities are small batch and limited, so grab them while you can!

Thanks for taking a look around, I hope you find a little something special.

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A R T I S A N       M A D E.

E T H I C A L L Y      S O U R C E D.  

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ANDREA X MANDARINA BY DRE

Andrea resides in Guatemala City and is the creator of all things colorful and fun in  the jewelry collection. Her aim is to design, create and evolve handcrafted products representing the culture and history of Guatemala. Using local techniques, her jewelry uses hand woven textiles and local materials from different Guatemalan communities. For more info info on her creative goods, check her out at @mandarinabydre or mandarinagt.company.site/ 

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ELMER X VELASQUEZ DESIGNS
Elmer is a bag designer in Guatemala! Through his life experiences and with the help of his grandparents, Elmer taught himself how to create things by hand by taking apart old clothing and putting it back together to sell. Elmer's goal is to continue perfecting his craft, while also supporting local artisans and respecting the culture in Guatemala. Please note that due to COVID-19, we have had unexpected delays. For more information, be sure to check him out  @Velasquez_designs

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INES X MEREKETE
Ines started her own brand, Merekete in Guatemala with a desire to bring beautiful, affordable and unique pieces to women. She employs women artisans in Guatemala and all pieces are made for women and by women! Merekete takes pride in producing handmade and environmentally friendly products. For more information on Merekete, be sure to follow @mereketeparati

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FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE

A registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates opportunities that empower women in Guatemala to build a better life through micro-finance, education, and healthcare.

Friendship Bridge works primarily with indigenous women in Guatemalan rural areas where the rate of poverty in Guatemala is the highest. While illiteracy and poverty rates are staggering in these regions, the women they work with are determined to create change.

Meet some of the artisans...

   

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More amazing fair trade companies we are proud to source directly from!

  

 Lucia’s Imports L.L.C operates according to the Fair Trade Federation Principles - partnering with Guatemalan families, artisan groups, and cooperatives to produce and develop a wholesale market for their quality handicrafts and accessories.

  

Altiplano is a small company working with many cooperative groups, small family businesses, and have their own fair trade workshop. They are committed to creating innovative products that support indigenous communities and the environment.