THE MAYA COLLECTION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT
Pictures above are of our artisans at work and projects where a laser has been used to engrave or cut out items to be used for our final products. We are currently paying for laser access in southern Indiana.
Maya Collection, an artisan cooperative established in 2009, has empowered over 45 Louisville refugee women as independent artisans. These women are now earning incomes to help support their families. The cooperative gives women work, friendship and hope. Over the past nine years, artisans have learned new skills and their products are now sold in Louisville’s finest boutiques. We cannot produce our products fast enough to meet demand because the engraving and cutting process is so time consuming and tedious. Maya Collection is seeking funds to purchase a laser engraving machine to alleviate this problem.
Why do we need a laser engraving machine?
to automate part of the process which is very time consuming
keep our quality high
reduce our costs
allow lower skilled artisans to create more complex products since some of the process is automated
allow us to add more artisans (we have a waiting list)
keep MAYA Collection a sustainable business for years to come