Itza Wood is is a social venture handcrafting quality furnishing and wood - ecomConnect Market

Itza Wood

Itza Wood is a social venture in San Andres, Petén, that handcrafts quality home decor items from sustainable and locally-sourced tropical wood. Each piece is a truly unique expression of the Guatemalan jungle and a testament to the beauty and biodiversity of Petén .

Our mission is to preserve the beauty of the Petén jungle while empowering the Guatemalan people. All of our home decor creations are sourced exclusively from the Petén jungle, and contribute to the local Jungle School to help drive education for younger people in the region. 

Itza Wood aims to break the cycle of poverty and usher healthy development for the remote communities of Peten by reinvesting 100% of our profits in social projects. Our commitment to sustainability is demonstrated by their actions: we reforested 45,000 trees in the heart of the Peten jungle before touching a single tree, and we purchase FSC certified woods that respect natural resources.

With the support of Novica, this business was able to open a store on the online marketplace.

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ITC project

Central America - Women and E-Commerce

The project, which is funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC) in collaboration with the Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration (SIECA) and national implementing partners, supports 200 women-led businesses from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama to export their handicrafts through e-commerce channels. Alongside work to improve product quality and design, the women-led businesses are trained and prepared to list on international online marketplaces such as Etsy and eBay, develop and optimize their own websites, use different digital marketing channels to generate traffic and sales, receive online payments, prepare orders for shipment and provide quality customer service.