Host a Sale and Directly Help the Women of UPAVIM!
Your organization can consign beautiful handmade products made by a Guatemalan women's cooperative with over 25 years of history supporting community services in their marginalized and impoverished community. Please consider hosting a consignment sale at your home, church, school, work or organization.
UPAVIM is a Fair Trade, self-governed, non-profit Guatemalan women's cooperative. The sale of their handmade gifts and crafts helps support an alternative primary school, daycare, and medical clinic in the marginalized community where they live. They produce and sell hundreds of products from handmade jewelry, handbags, purses, recycled products - to home decor items for the kitchen, children's gifts, religious items, pet products, holiday gifts and decorations and much more.
Consignment Sale Process:
- Please fill out our Consignment Application Form (and also email us when you have done so)
- We will send you around $1,500 - $2,000 worth of assorted products at our retail price, each individually marked with that price, ready for sale (all you have to do is sell them!). We will include some promotional materials for your sale as well! We will also send you an invoice, but will not expect payment until after our products have been returned (within 2 weeks of the sale) and we have inventoried and corrected your invoice with returned products (we will send you a final invoice, minus the returned products, with a reminder for payment).
- Anything that you do not sell, you will return back to us (within 2 weeks of the sale) with the original invoice included in the box(es).
- We will cover all shipping charges (both ways).
You may choose to keep 15% of the profits (will be deducted from your final invoice) or donate all of your profits to the women in Guatemala.
Please contact 970-999-5555 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. Thank you so much for your efforts to support UPAVIM and our mission - we very much appreciate you!