Beas y Tapia Ltda
Founded by mother and daughter María Rosa Beas and Rosa María Tapia in 1987, Beas y Tapia is a small family business committed to practicing the principles of Fair Trade. As an exporting organization working with artisans and clients, Beas y Tapia strives to secure prices that value the work of craftspeople and deliver quality products to customers. Based in Santiago, Chile’s capital city, the organization works with artisans from regions throughout Chile who craft a wide range of products. A member of the World Fair Trade Organization and the Chilean Fair Trade Association, Beas y Tapia works to develop lasting relationships with producers founded on transparency and mutual respect. Through Beas y Tapia, artisans have consistency and stability, allowing them opportunities to find new markets, preserve traditional crafts, train apprentices and provide job opportunities in their communities. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Beas y Tapia since 2017, when Chilean fair trade organization Comparte ceased operations, and we sought another partner to help us continue to support and source from the workshops making existing products..