A Good Thing
Cosa Buena means 'a good thing'. We hope to bring to light the beautiful stories of female artisans in Oaxaca through educational programs, immersive retreats, and a collection of handmade wares that exhibit a refreshing blend of ancient techniques, natural materials, and skillful artistry. Find out more.
Cosa Buena offers educational retreats that explore the vibrant culture and traditions of Oaxaca. Our immersive retreats offer a unique opportunity to visit the homes of local artisans and learn about traditional art forms and culture from a local perspective. Participants will attend hands-on workshops, share meals with families in the communities, and travel to ancient ruins and mineral springs. Our educational retreats facilitate cultural exchange and promote a mutual respect and understanding for new cultures. Join Us.
We believe in providing opportunities and preserving traditions. Our goal is to empower traditional artists to represent the depth of their cultural heritage and craft to outsiders. We hope to connect cultures and support the preservation of traditional art forms while engaging conversations of women's empowerment across cultures.
Our partners identify language as a resource to expand economic opportunities, promote social equity, and preserve their traditions. Together we have co-designed English language courses to meet their specific needs, and are working together to develop bilingual written materials to share their stories with outsiders. These written materials are used as resources in developing community libraries.
Our educational retreats offer a unique opportunity to visit the homes of local artisans and learn about ancient art forms and traditions from a local perspective. We pride ourselves on offering an experience that explores the cultural depth and traditions of this region in a thoughtful manner. Our goal is to encourage mutual respect and understanding for new cultures.
Sustainability means examining what we can do now to achieve long-term goals so we don’t compromise the needs of future generations. We consider our educational initiatives a holistic approach to sustainability. In addition to financial gain, our language programs, educational retreats, and curricular projects provide our partners with resources that will continue to support the community.
We work with women in families and cooperatives to create sustainable and inclusive long-term relationships. We support their efforts to promote financial independence, gender equality and representation for women in their communities. We believe that when women are empowered, the entire community benefits.