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MAKI FairTrade

Mariscal Sucre 14-96 & Coronel Talbot | Near to the Museum of Modern Art, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 7-282-0529
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More than just a souvenir

Being in Cuenca i learned about what are the most representative traditions on handcrafts from just... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Dreamingtita
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Mexico City, Mexico
Beautiful hand handmade jewelry and other products

We started our Christmas shopping here for gifts to bring back to the US and we found beautiful... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Don F
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Houston, Texas, United States
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MAKI is a fair trade store of the most representative handicrafts of the south of Ecuador such as Panama Hats, Chales de Macana IKAT, Handmade Jewelry, Ponchos or Andean Clothing.
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Mariscal Sucre 14-96 & Coronel Talbot | Near to the Museum of Modern Art, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Being in Cuenca i learned about what are the most representative traditions on handcrafts from just some regions, and MAKI have more than just souvenirs, they have a background about teach and help the people to improve what they learned from their past generations. Fair...More

Thank Dreamingtita
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

We started our Christmas shopping here for gifts to bring back to the US and we found beautiful jewelries, Panama hats,arts and crafts,etc.Check out this place, do your shopping here and help the local Artisans.

Thank Don F
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

On our way from the hotel to the cathedral we came accross this gem. There are high quality products with a skilled staff to give you the necessary explanation. If you are looking for a nice, elegant local gift, this is the place to be.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

We bought a beautiful and unique leather purse with woven handwork on one side. The prices are a little higher, but the goods are worth it, as each item in the shop is top quality and the artisans are paid fairly for their work.

Thank MaryoNC
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Charming, high quality store with beautiful handbags and scarves. My teenage daughter had a custom dress made here and it turned out beautifully! Excellent service.

Thank Daphne L
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MAKIFairTrade, Gerente at MAKI FairTrade, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

We are very happy with your visit Daphne and really thanks for support fair trade in Ecuador. We hope see you soon. Hugs, Eric.

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Maki Fair Trade has unique and beautiful products. Alpaca garments, shawls that look nothing like those available in the States, woven baskets with napkin rings fitted inside, hats expertly made and in bright or muted colors. Also, just outside Maki, you have a great view...More

Thank Arthur H
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Eric Francisco O, Gerente at MAKI FairTrade, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

Dear Arhtur, thanks for your visit and your support to fairtrade and our artisans. We hope to see you soon. Hugs, Eric.

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Reviewed 11 July 2016

I highly recommend this store if you are looking for quality products from Ecuador! If you can't find them, keep looking! I initially gave this store a poor review because I thought they were out of business. It was not at the location listed and...More

Thank Ann M
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Eric Francisco O, Gerente at MAKI FairTrade, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Dear Ann we are very sorry that you can't find us but we are happy to see you again and grateful for your comments and your support to fair trade. Hugs, Eric.

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Reviewed 11 January 2016

Although it is one of the best shops for handmade products in the city, we were delighted by the actual work done behind scenes. They work with local producers on a fair trade basis, but more interestingly they are linked to a community tourism network....More

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MarcelaOrellanaCalle, Director de Relaciones Públicas at MAKI FairTrade, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2016

Thanks for visiting us and recommend our store, all our artisans are grateful for people like you who support fair trade. we hope you come back soon.

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Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

Visited after reading the good trip advisor comments but the shop was a disappointment. Although the staff were friendly, the stock was limited and not really artisanal. A few Panama multi coloured hats but not many gift items. If passing then perhaps walk in however...More

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MarcelaOrellanaCalle, Director de Relaciones Públicas at MAKI FairTrade, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2015

We are very sorry that your visit did not meet your expectations. Indeed our stock was affected by the reception of visitors during the holiday season . We appreciate your candor because it allows us to improve. We hope your next visit be more enjoyable....More

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Reviewed 15 December 2015

I believe that all their merchandise is ECUADORIAN hand made. They have clothing and jewelry. And the prices are in line with other similar shops.

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MazhyxOrellana, Director de Relaciones Públicas at MAKI FairTrade, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2015

Thanks for visiting us and supporting fair trade. This allows other people for knowing about Ecuadorian artisans and our handicrafts. We'd love to see you soon. Hugs, Marcela.

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