Christian Louboutin has collaborated on the MEXICABA with Taller Maya - part of Fundación Haciendas del Mundo Maya - which has an established track record of helping those in the Yucatan Peninsula preserve their unique craft skills. Taller Maya’s mission is to preserve authentic craftsmanship at a time when culture is being diluted. This ensures the long-term economic empowerment of Mayan artisans. These artisans, predominantly but not exclusively women, gather in small groups in far-flung villages or in larger collectives. Some have inherited traditional skills, others are learning the skills of their grandmothers, their great grandmothers for the very first time. Taller Maya offers purpose-built, safe and friendly workshops where artisans can gather - not just to work but also to forge a sense of community. The working day is arranged around the demands of motherhood and family life. Connecting folk art skills, mainly cross stitch embroidery and weaving, crafting at Taller Maya gives natives an opportunity to provide for themselves. This employment also allows locals to preserve their cultural heritage through artisanship. Every MEXICABA sold will benefit Taller Maya and Mexican artisans directly, with ten percent of profits from sales in Christian Louboutin boutiques donated directly to the Foundation. Taller Maya artisans were also paid equitably for their work on its creation. The MEXICABA features panels of eye-popping handwoven cotton, vivid Mayan embroidery, bone beads fashioned from the horns of bull cattle and wooden beads painted with mythical wild beast motifs. Not just an objet d’art, the MEXICABA has a direct and positive social impact on the gifted artisans who helped bring it to life.