About Us

IXAYA YULU was born out of a desire to share the ancient customs, magnificent colors, and traditional handcrafts of the many diverse ethnic groups in Oaxaca, Mexico with the world.
IXAYA YULU are two Nahuatl words meaning "to open the eyes of the heart." My hope is that by sharing this craft along with this minimalistic way of life; eyes are open and hearts are moved to the needs of others. Each month, we donate 20% of our profits to the skillful artisans, who make our beautiful curated textiles and crafts in Oaxaca city, Mitla, and Santa María del Tule.
IXAYA YULU ... Abrir los ojos al corazón  Our mission is to support and help preserve the livelihoods, well-being, and cultural values of rural indigenous families and their communities through fair trade and ethical purchasing.