Improving Lives and Livelihoods
Indigo Attire was inspired by a love of textiles and a desire to give back to those communities that created them. For more than 40 years I have traveled extensively and lived in several countries, 12 in Guatemala, two in Peru, a couple in Mexico and a year in Thailand. Over the years my collection of unique art and artesania from around the world crowded my storage spaces and finally, the time seemed right to sell them.
Many of these items (Bags, bells, belts, beaded jewelry, hand carved and handwoven items), are being sold exclusively in our shop in the small community of Mill Valley, Ca., just across the golden gate bridge north of San Francisco.
Our goal is to use the profits from our sales to fund various projects to improve livelihoods in those indigenous communities. In 2021 and 2022 we funded two nurseries in Guatemala that each planted ten thousand fast growing pine and indigenous trees. In 2022 we also funded a pilot program that has planted 3,500 avocados. That program continues into 2023 with a goal to plant another 5,000 trees. Our hope is that through your purchases of our products we will generate enough funding to expand into infrastructure projects such as schools, solar and septic systems.
We work directly with artisans whenever possible and currently have relationships with co-ops in Guatemala that funnel funds back to their villages. It is particularly important to lend support to these communities as they struggle to cope with the Pandemic and loss of income from tourism. Our pledge to them and to you is to act as responsible global citizens, to protect the environment, participate in fair trade practices, and to cultivate hope.
Jim Sargent - Owner
73 Throckmorton AveMill Valley, CA 94941
- Information : (510) 512-4717