Illuminate Fair Trade: We were established in 1999 as Fair Trade Quilts & reorganized as Illuminate in 2018. We offer beautiful handmade textile and leather crafts. We are a "social business" and adhere to "Ethical Trading" principles established to support artisans in the developing world. Every product we sell was created by artisans in a "Sweatshop Free" environment. Each item you purchase assists them in building a better life for their families.

Most of our crafts will be shipped the next business day, but we also now offer a large selection of handmade items that are made-to-order. Those take approximately 4 weeks and you can see them on this page. We can also make about any Guatemalan textile product that you have seen or could imagine. Just ask us by emailing

We are also adding new products regularly, so please bookmark us and come back often.

And, you can now pay for your order with PayPal or your credit or debit card. Or, if you prefer, visit our Amazon Store. By the way, we have a 5 Star rating on Amazon.

Our Products in the Media [as Fair Trade Quilts & Illuminate Fair Trade]: Our Patchwork Quilts were featured in "Lucky Magazine". They said, "Their quilts are simply beautiful." Our Quilts & Pillow Covers were also featured in "Bust", "Yoga Journal", "Domino", "People's Style Watch!" and "Latina" magazines, and our Quilts & Ceramics were used to create Guatemalan themed sets on episodes of "Law & Order, Criminal Intent" and "Saving Grace". And our Guatemalan Pillow Covers were featured in "Time Out New York's Holiday Gift Guide.

Thank you for visiting us and for supporting ethical trading practices!

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