Meet the Artisan
The Weavers of Chilapa de Álvarez
Meet the talented weavers from Chilapa de Álvarez in the state of Guererro, Mexico. Artisans in this area have been working with the native palm leaves for centuries, and the skill is typically passed down within each family. In this region, work with the wild fibre has its roots in utilitarian design, with locals using the palm leaves to create bags, baskets and hats.
Having previously struggled with market access because of their remote location, these talented makers have joined together to create a co-op with a unifying core mission – the preservation of culture and the economic reactivation of the artisan sector in the region.