La Tiendita Boutique believes in supporting local artisans with the aim of helping them to get steady employment, education for their children and other services, giving financial assistance in order to provide a sustainable future.

We believe in the fair pay of artisans, who work hard in their crafts and put an incredible amount of effort into producing high quality products, as many local artisans are exploited in their labor.

Sussy Deleon has owned La Tiendita for over 12 years, traveling and purchasing products directly from the artisans was how our products were imported in the beginning, but over the years and after meeting many cooperatives (non profit organizations) and small business owners that work with these artisans, specially women, we know for sure that when we buy from the non-profits we are giving back to the artisans and supporting them and their families.

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