Coutume’s collections are designed in our studio in Oaxaca, Mexico and ethically made from sampling to finish by talented craftsmen from all over Central America.
Our connections were mainly established through traveling and working in the field for several years. Our collaborations are gradually expanding through time and network. We regularly visit the workshops in Guatemala & Mexico, where the makers proudly share the beauty of their process, and where we choose premium quality materials and textile techniques.
Our brand partners with 8 artisan groups that represent around 80 artisans. Our priority is given to women: 80% of the weavers, tailors and cooperative leaders we work with are female. We collaborate with associations, small producers and families who work in healthy conditions and receive a fair wage.
These exclusive textiles are produced without machines, at a human pace. Behind each product are several artisans working several weeks, using heritage techniques to complete the process.
Every piece we craft is 100% handmade. The production is fascinating as our textiles are embroidered, woven or hand-dyed. Each weave bears the trace, culture and heritage of its community, resulting in high quality, and original pieces.
Our studio uses eco-friendly materials, natural fibers such as cotton and wool, and plant-based dyes whenever possible. We are consistently working on the development of new pieces.