Itza Wood is social venture working in the heart of the Guatemalan jungle to handcraft quality furnishings and woodwares out of sustainable and locally sourced wood.

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At Itza Wood, our mission is to break the cycle of poverty in the Peten region of Guatemala. By providing education and employment opportunities to local residents through our enterprise, we have the power to celebrate the traditions and people of Peten while crafting better futures with our products.  Our woodwares are hand-crafted, ensuring each product is not only a unique work of art but is also an expression of the Guatemalan jungle and a testament to the beauty and biodiversity of this region.

IN CRAFTING FOR OUR COMMUNITIES, WE’VE LEARNED THESE TRUTHS AND HOLD THEM CLOSE TO US

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Education makes a change in the lives of children and families.

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Employment in local communities transforms lives in ways unimaginable.

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Honoring nature’s inherent abundance by using natural processing methods for treating our wood is the best way to give back to the earth.

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Our one-of-a-kind woodwares and home goods represent community, integrity and beauty.

Sourcing from Itza Wood isn’t just an aesthetic choice. Our products mean more.

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Community

Every piece sold is done with the intention of job creation and furthering education. We believe in the effects of employment in local communities and the power of education to promote healthy development.

 

Integrity

We put people and planet first by using natural processing techniques and respecting our workers.

 

Beauty

The design in all of our products showcase the natural beauty of the Guatemalan woods and the simplicity of life in the jungle. Tropical woods are enduring and will last a lifetime.

 

Sustainability

We actively reforest and purchase FSC certified woods. We are contributing to the replenishment of the Peten forest.