Artisan Organization: Hammock Boutique
The serape and its funky folkloric designs are tradition in Mexico, and so too the art of weaving them. Rufina May Chan doesn’t even remember how she learned the craft. It was just something that was always happening in her house, and came naturally.
Rufina works for Hammock Boutique, a collective that sources raw weaving materials and delivers them free of charge to the homes of artisan members. For Rufina, a single mother, this model means she is able to provide her children a better quality of life while also spending more time with them.