Magdelana and Guillermina creating new jewellery

Magdelana and Guillermina creating new jewellery

Tiofilo Alura creating silver jewllery

Tiofilo Alura creating silver jewllery

Marciela adding tiny flowers into resin jewellery

Marciela adding tiny flowers into resin jewellery

Benito and Elias polishing finished jewellery

Benito and Elias polishing finished jewellery

Unión Progresista Artesanal (UPA)

Mexico

Using traditional skills, master artisans in a small town of Mexico started their own silver jewellery cooperative to benefit the community and increase employment opportunities. Stemming the flow of migrants to the U.S.A, Unión Progresista Artesanal (UPA) artisans successfully design, produce and sell their own unique jewellery to fair trade markets around the world.