Stylewalk doesn't ask for (or accept commissions) for any places we visit.
We visit a shop, gallery, or cafe because they have talent and they deserve all the publicity they can get.
Being part of the community is what makes us so successful. We love supporting local designers, local furniture makers, local crafts people and local food suppliers. We never take a cut on taking a client to a local business because well....frankly.... that, as Charles Bukowski would say, lacks style.
The reverse is also true. If we don't like the attitude of a provider (no matter how cool or uncool they may be), or we have had negative reports about their integrity or innovation, then we won't take you there. That is our raison d'etre after all!! We stay active in our local Mexico City communities, and we enjoy doing this. That is why we LIVE here and why we love to showcase the best of what we see!
This being said, there are a lot of heavy socio-political issues going on in greater Mexico City and Mexico as a nation (...certainly if you've been on our street art tour, you'll definitely know all about this).
With the economic divide getting alarmingly bigger in Mexico, Stylewalk MX likewise chooses to be responsible to its larger pond of brothers and sisters.
That's why we proudly support Oxfam Mexico. They have awesome grassroots projects focusing on water provision, community-level education and operate from an autonomy-empowerment model. We love the fact they use their massive sponsorship list to petition for policy change at a national government level.
To find out more, or to make a donation, click here
OXFAM: Grassroots projects that make a real difference.
As well as this......
A portion of every Street Art & Graffiti Tour goes directly to the LOCAL, non-religious school called Colegio de San Ignacio de Loyola Vizcaínas. As an educational NGO, this organisation has been delivering education to young girls from all sectors of society for 250 years without a pause in services - not even stopping during multiple revolutions! They have nothing to do with the government, and that is precisely why their services have been able to continue, unfettered and without compromise, since the 1700s. The funds we send from your tour helps provide educational scholarships for local children, of either sex, from disadvantaged backgrounds.