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The Root Collective

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  • The Root Collective
    3212 Lassiter Street
    Durham, North Carolina
    USA 27707

The Root Collective partners with makers in Guatemala to produce handcrafted shoes from handwoven textiles. Our makers are defying the odds in their communities, pushing forward with hope in a place where darkness often overwhelms. They are providing jobs, food, and family to many without. We keep our margins slim because we don’t take advantage of our makers and pay them fairly, while keeping prices affordable for consumers. We believe there is power in our business model, and invite you to be a part of that. We have strong nonprofit relationships in the communities that our artisans live. A portion of the profits from each sale is donated back to these nonprofits to support their programs. Each nonprofit has the goal of not being needed one day. This is important because our goals is to partner to provide independence. Many aid programs these days have the unintended consequence of creating a dependence on aid, thus keeping members of the community stuck in their current situation.



Primary Location

3212 Lassiter Street
Durham, North Carolina
USA 27707