Welcome to the ultimate guide to hosting a successful Mayan Hands Trunk Show! Mayan Hands is a fair trade organization that collaborates with skilled women artisans from Maya communities in Guatemala to create unique handmade products. Hosting a trunk show is a great way to introduce your community to ethical, meaningful gifts, while supporting fair trade and sustainable income-earning opportunities for women.
When you host a trunk show, you showcase and sell Mayan Hands products: introducing your friends, family, and community to meaningful gifts handmade by Maya women artisans.
The Basic Box includes an assortment of popular products. You can also choose add-on modules based on your preferences and the size of your event.
Hosting a trunk show is easy! Download the Mayan Hands Trunk Show Agreement, which outlines the details of the trunk show, including product options and return policies. Fill out the agreement and select your product options, and Mayan Hands will ship the products to you prior to your show.
Please schedule winter holiday sales early, as our calendar fills up quickly this time of year.
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After the trunk show, you will return any unsold merchandise within 3 weeks of the sale date. You’ll complete the inventory form included in the box and return the unsold merchandise in its original condition. Contact Mayan Hands with the dimensions and weight of the return box to receive a UPS return label via email. If you choose to ship the box on your own, send tracking information. Mayan Hands will inventory the box and send you a final invoice. Payment can be made by check or by requesting a secure link to pay by credit card.
As a trunk show host, you are eligible to retain 10% of your total sales. Or, you can choose to return all sale proceeds to create even greater impact for talented craftswomen in Guatemala.
Hosting a Mayan Hands trunk show is a not only a fun way to sell unique gifts in your community— you’re also creating positive impact extending all the way to our artisan partners’ communities in Guatemala!
When you host a trunk show, you expand market access for skilled Maya women artisans. With regular, fair income, women are able to achieve financial independence and invest in their futures, pay for their children’s schooling, and invest in home improvements and quality nutrition.