Mi Golondrina’s mission is to share the timeless beauty and traditions of artisan-made clothing with the world. We collaborate with various artisan communities, including San Antonino Castillo Velasco, San Vicente Coatlan, Chenalho, Chiapas, San Juan de Chamula, Hidalgo Yalalag, Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, San Juan Colorado, among others.
Each community utilizes its own specific technique for making its respective garments. Whether weaving on a backstrap loom, hand-pulling thread to create cut-out lace, embroidering flowers by memory or by pattern, the designs are indigenous to each community and are the equivalent of flags, representing the identity and culture of the people who made them.
Importantly, since our inception, we have paid these artisans fair wages. This is a key component in our ability to build sustainable, lasting relationships with these artisan communities. We work with them to collaboratively design new, modern styles that showcase the traditional embroidery techniques specific to each community.
Today, Mi Golondrina partners with over 500 artisans from all over Mexico. Many of these artisans are able to provide a better life for their children and their families through the income they receive from the work they do, and we want to continue empowering these artisan partners and their children to sustain these traditions for generations to come.