“The name Hiptipico came from the Spanish word, ‘tipico,’ which is the traditional clothing worn by the indigenous Maya people in Guatemala.”hiptipico.com
Hiptipico sells handmade creations such as gladiator sandals, palm leaf sun hats and embroidered bags featuring Maya designs.
The company is dedicated to helping to end the cycle of poverty in Guatemala while preserving the Maya culture. From its base in Panajachel, Guatemala, Hiptipico cultivates personal relationships with indigenous local artisans. The company opens up access to financial support for their artisans by providing emergency funding for medical bills, schooling fees and personal financing. At point of sale, the company features the maker alongside the products they have made, so that consumers can get a stronger sense of the culture and people they are supporting.
According to Brit + Co, “Hiptipico is the place to go for a unique, authentic gift that helps make a difference.”