Ixchel. Rhymes with "sea shell".
The Name of the Moon Goddess, Patroness of the Weavers and Artisans of the Mayan Highlands.
Ixchel, Inc. is located in the Connecticut River Valley, and has been in business since 1987. We began as, and still are, a wholesale company selling to boutiques in our niche of the Specialty Retail trade, also known as "Hippie Shops"; and many of our products can be found from other retailers. We design and manufacture all our products. We are pleased to have this chance to offer our products directly to consumers in the music-inspired culture we identify with. We are always developing and introducing new products, and we showcase a new collection every year in late winter/early spring.
All Ixchel products are made for us in a worker managed facility in an indigenous village in the Guatemalan highlands.The ethics of our business model are simply this: community development through community empowerment.Our investment in the community amounts to much more than just wages paid to artisans; it involves working with local suppliers, local agents, local contractors, local everything. Together with our principal suppliers, we are pleased to have the opportunity to choose the best, the most community active and progressive individuals and organizations to be our sub-contractors, and trust them to know what is best for their own community.
We are familiar with, and are happy to say that all of our business practices fully comply with the guidelines established by the International Fair Trade Code of Practice.
Our products are also sold by authorized quality vendors at jam music festivals across the United States, the factory team sets up an official Ixchel booth at the bigger jam festivals on the East Coast each summer.
We take great pride in all of our products and we are pleased to stand behind them.
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It's about time we got around to publishing our event schedule, summer is here already. This is the official Factory Team schedule; a number of the best festival craft vending teams will always carry our products, so they will be at a number of shows where we won't. So we will be at Camp Bisco, July 16-19, at Montage Mountain in the Scranton, PA area. If Electronic Dance Music is your thing, this is a must-see, and Montage Mountain is a great venue. We will be in the Waterpark, where a 24/7 hippie pool party will be in full swing. Bring your bathing suit! We'll go next to the (can you believe it?) 20th Annual Gathering of the Vibes, in... Continue Reading →
Well, summer is here and we're finally getting around to telling you what we've got that's new around here. No excuse for the delay, except maybe the weather, as spring didn't make it to Connecticut until late April. Nevertheless, or sin embargo, as we say in Español, we did in fact toil away in the salt mines of our magical workshop all winter, so we could bring everyone new and beautiful hippie fashion art. (Excuse the mixed metaphor; the salt mines part is an exaggeration anyway, our facilities in the Mayan Highlands are lovely, and the weather, while quite cool owing to the altitude, is a marked improvement from any New England Winter) So, you're asking what did we do... Continue Reading →