Our History and Mission
Huitzilli is the Nahuatl word for hummingbird, which in many native cultures represents the messenger of love. Huitzilli is an independent business located in Brooklyn, New York, owned and operated by Emily Cantrell, with the help of friends and family since June, 2006. The retail store began with the aim of supporting craftspeople in various regions of Mexico and bringing our clients in New York the finest of what these artisans have to offer.
Huitzilli specializes in top quality apparel and jewelry, including luxurious guayabera shirts and elegant wool ponchos. Although the individual items are not Fair Trade certified, Huitzilli practices fair trade principles, importing directly from family-run workshops, collectives and individual artisans. You can feel good about your purchases, knowing that you are supporting small business and helping artisan families prosper through continuing their traditions.