Woven with Intention

MZ Made celebrates the weaving traditions of Oaxaca, Mexico. For over a decade we have worked in true partnership with artisan communities, led by the ethos of slow fashion. Your purchase connects you to real people and their incredible artistry. Expertly handcrafted from start to finish, every thread has a story.

Our Story

Founded in 2009, MZ Made is a B Corp Certified, women-owned and run brand that partners with indegenous Zapotec designers + artisans from Oaxaca, Mexico. Our work as a brand is to showcase their incredible artistry, nurture lasting relationships and to always embody the principles of fair trade and the slow fashion movement.

 

Founded in 2009, MZ Made is a B Corp Certified, women-owned and run brand that partners with indegenous Zapotec designers + artisans from Oaxaca, Mexico. Our work as a brand is to showcase their incredible artistry, nurture lasting relationships and to always embody the principles of fair trade and the slow fashion movement.

 

Why Choose MZ Made?

Why Choose MZ Made?

Accountability

B Corp Certification is a designation that a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency. We are a part of a family of brands across the globe that demonstrate high social and environmental performance by achieving a B Impact Assesment score of 80 or above and passing B Corp's rigorous review. We are proud to be recognized in this way, and to be a part of a movement that believes business can - and should- act as a force for good. As members of the Fair Trade Federation we are part of a community of brands working to promote conscious commerce and fair business practices around the world.

 

B Corp Certification is a designation that a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency. We are a part of a family of brands across the globe that demonstrate high social and environmental performance by achieving a B Impact Assesment score of 80 or above and passing B Corp's rigorous review. We are proud to be recognized in this way, and to be a part of a movement that believes business can - and should- act as a force for good. As members of the Fair Trade Federation we are part of a community of brands working to promote conscious commerce and fair business practices around the world.

 


Humanistic Enterprise
+ Ethical Business

Humanistic Enterprise + Ethical Business

People over profits- that is the ethos that drives us, and the way we approach every aspect of our business. We work to continually strengthen the connection between all the members of MZ Made. We strive to create an environment where everyone has the same opportunities for growth, communication and trust. We do this by practicing complete transparency, establishing a safe space to be open and honest, and always abiding by the principles of fair trade.

People over profits- that is the ethos that drives us, and the way we approach every aspect of our business. We work to continually strengthen the connection between all the members of MZ Made. We strive to create an environment where everyone has the same opportunities for growth, communication and trust. We do this by practicing complete transparency, establishing a safe space to be open and honest, and always abiding by the principles of fair trade.


Commitment to our
Artisan Partners

Commitment to our
Artisan Partners

For over a decade, we have been honored to grow mutually beneficial and respectful partnerships with talented Zapotec artisans and designers. Through consistent communication and trust, we stay informed about the interests and needs of every person we collaborate with, and respect their values, customs, culture, and traditions. We believe that true collaboration is rooted in deep understanding and respect for one another. We listen, we adapt, and we thrive by approaching these relationships from a perspective of ethical commerce.

 

For over a decade, we have been honored to grow mutually beneficial and respectful partnerships with talented Zapotec artisans and designers. Through consistent communication and trust, we stay informed about the interests and needs of every person we collaborate with, and respect their values, customs, culture, and traditions. We believe that true collaboration is rooted in deep understanding and respect for one another. We listen, we adapt, and we thrive by approaching these relationships from a perspective of ethical commerce.

 


Celebrating
Oaxacan Artistry

Celebrating
Oaxacan Artistry

Oaxaca is magical, as are its people. MZ Made is a celebration of this magic, its roots, and the artistry of the Zapotecs. We are immeasurably grateful for the opportunity to share this incredible craftsmanship, and be a part of a thriving force of creativity that so deeply honors the centuries-long weaving traditions of a resilient, beautiful culture and community of artisans.

Oaxaca is magical, as are its people. MZ Made is a celebration of this magic, its roots, and the artistry of the Zapotecs. We are immeasurably grateful for the opportunity to share this incredible craftsmanship, and be a part of a thriving force of creativity that so deeply honors the centuries-long weaving traditions of a resilient, beautiful culture and community of artisans.


Sustainability

Sustainability

It is very important to us to leave a gentle footprint on the environment and to lessen our impact through every step of the production and shipping process. Our current goals are as follows:

By 2023, we are on track to producing our entire catalog with low-impact and natural dyes.

By 2024, our goal is to switch to a certified sustainable leather option. Whether that is plant based or a certified genuine leather is yet to be determined. Our main challenge is finidng a TRUE plant-based leather in Mexico. All current options rely heavily on supplementing plant fibers with plastics, which is ultimately worse for the environment than any other material.

By 2025, we plan on obtaining eco certifications for all of our fiber materials.

These are the main ways in which we are currently succeeding:

 

It is very important to us to leave a gentle footprint on the environment and to lessen our impact through every step of the production and shipping process.

Our current goals are as follows:

By 2023, we are on track to producing our entire catalog with low-impact and natural dyes.

By 2024, our goal is to switch to a certified sustainable leather option. Whether that is plant based or a certified genuine leather is yet to be determined. Our main challenge is finidng a TRUE plant-based leather in Mexico. All current options rely heavily on supplementing plant fibers with plastics, which is ultimately worse for the environment than any other material.

By 2025, we plan on obtaining eco certifications for all of our fiber materials.

These are the main ways in which we are currently succeeding: