Mission and Values


Mission Statement:

We want to humanize globalization by translating Guatemala's Mayan textile heritage to New York’s Garment industry through satisfying our customer’s hunger for authenticity, whilst enhancing the ancient culture that gave us cotton.




Ora et Labora was founded on the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.  

  • Individuality - honoring the workmanship in the product

  • Subsidiarity - observing the just creation of wealth

  • Common good - benefitting the whole community, not harming the environment

  • Remembering the poor - keeping in mind those who are less fortunate