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  • Cotton Clothing with a Cause

    AlterNatives Boutique is excited to showcase a new dress in the shop! This organic cotton short sleeve tee shirt dress comes in Black and Honey, an...
  • Tagua: A Tropical Rainforest Treasure

    With a commitment to promoting fair trade products for sustainability, AlterNatives Boutique features products such as the Two-Tone Tagua Necklace,...
  • The Art of Haiti

    AlterNatives Boutique strives to connect indigenous producers to the transparent and genuine side of direct trade and fair trade, thus allowing com...
  • The Laq Design

    This design, called Laq, is a traditional design of San Juan Comalapa, Chimaltenango, and Nahuala. It represents the different offerings that women traditionally give to guests, such as chocolate and food at a wedding celebration. It also has a part of p’op in the fabric, and it represents the division of each village or community.

    The weaver of this fabric is Francisca Guarchaj Rosario from the community Nuevo Chuicutama, Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán. Francisca is the mother of 3 children and became a part of CMA 8 years ago. She is a very talented embroider and weaver with the backstrap loom and can knit a cushion in just 12 days.
  • The Cumatzim Design

    This design is called cumatzim. The rhombus shapes embody the four cardinal directions of the universe (north, east, south, and west), while the c...
  • A New Design

    This design is based off of the volcanoes in the Highlands of Guatemala. The colors represent mother earth, nature, and liberty, while the pattern reflects those on a path of life that is not linear. The rhombus shapes highlight the four cardinal points and the four corners of the universe.
  • Meet Yesmi Ajanel our Marketing Director!

    Yesmi Ajanel is our marketing director! She is in charge of verifying that all of the production of fabrics is in order.

  • New Home Decor Collection!

    We are producing the new home decor collection with the fabric Chuicutama Flor de Cruzeta. 

  • Small Business Saturday Vs. Black Friday

    We thank American Express for this Small Business Day. Conceived in Massachusetts in 2010. The emphasis is put on supporting local and small busine...
  • Bracelets with Purpose

    "Individual dreams are strong and collective dreams are unstoppable!" Wakami is a system that empowers underpriviliged communities and connects the...
  • Fashion Revolution - #whomadeyourclothes?

    April 23-29, 2018 was Fashion Revolution Week and you might have seen a lot of similar looking photos floating around on social media. What’s the b...
  • MASSIVE VOLCANO ERUPTION IN OUR BEAUTIFUL GUATEMALA

    Guatemala's most violent volcano eruption in more than a century took place last weekend. The Fuego volcano, about 25 miles southwest of Guatemala ...