The purpose of Manos Zapotecas is to perpetuate the beautiful traditions and superb artistry of the Zapotec people of Oaxaca, Mexico by connecting them with socially conscious consumers around the globe. MZ strives to make a positive impact on the lives and communities of the artisans by nurturing lasting relationships and always abiding by fair trade principles. Their designers work closely with the weavers to incorporate traditional handwoven tribal designs with modern styles, the results of which are beautiful, expertly crafted and unique bags. Each MZ bag holds an element of discovery. From the significance of the Zapotec designs, to the bold color combinations, and most importantly, the distinct story of the artisan who wove it.