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On May 16th, Fábrica Social will celebrate the official opening of our new boutique within the Hotel Downtown Habita, in the heart of Mexico City.

Join us in celebrating our new space, where the designs of 148 artisan women from Chiapas, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Oaxaca and Yucatán will be exhibited and sold.

To RSVP, please contact info@fabricasocial.org.   We look forward to seeing you!

16 de mayo de 2012

7:00 pm 

Isabel la Católica No. 30, Local 14

Between 16 de septiembre and Madero

Centro Histórico

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Destination: MEXICO

We at Fábrica Social are very proud to share the news that our products were selected to be included in the Destination MEXICO initiative at the MoMA Design Stores in NYC.

The beautiful embroidered earrings, bracelets and broaches made by the group Dzitnup can be found at both MoMA Design Store locations:

MoMA Design Store

44 West 53rd Street (Fifth & Sixth Avenues)

(212) 767-1050

and

81 Spring Street (Broadway & Crosby Street)

(646) 613-1367

 momastore.org 

 

Needless to say, the opening celebration was well attended, to say the least!

More info on this project can be found in this note in the NYTimes.

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Fábrica Social is opening a new boutique in a beautiful space in the Centro Historico of Mexico City.

We hope to see you all soon!

   

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Chamuchic is an innovative concept founded in 2010 by the textile designer Claudia Muñoz. The brand’s creator graduated from Universidad Iberoamericana and during her professional career she has collaborated on investigative projects regarding fashion trends for various companies such as Scappino and Cotton Incorporated. In 2007 she joined the Fashion Week Mexico team directing the fashion area.

“My contact with the superficial aspect of fashion made me look for a new direction in my professional career.”

This is how, in the middle of 2008,  she made the decision to begin a new adventure and travel to San Cristobal de las Casas to make this pueblo mágico her new home. Through the contact that Claudia has with artisans from various communities in los Altos de Chiapas, she created the brand Chamuchic which celebrates the beauty of the artisans creating a harmonious balance between the traditional and the contemporary.

“Artisans’ hands work with the back-strap loom and embroideries, they mold clay and draw ancient maya motifs with natural dyes. Chamuchic directs their creativity and skill  with knowledge from a market that is foreign to them, but one that they depend on for the survival of their ancient tradition.”

We invite you to check out the line of timeless accessories inspired by an urban lifestyle and made by artisanal techniques with natural materials. Chamuchic places a special emphasis on the task of rescuing and promoting traditional maya designs, renovating them through new products and color combinations. www.chamuchic.com

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We’ll be waiting for you this Saturday, May 28th to walk for the sixth edition of Corredor Roma and visit Fábrica Social’s new showroom located at Cordoba 67, Apt. 7, Roma Norte.

Map for the 6th Edition of Corredor Roma Condesa

At Fábrica Social we are very happy to open the doors to our Showroom and share with you the new collection of pieces embroidered in the Yucatan on foot pedal sewing machines and the pieces from the Mixteca region of Oaxaca in los Altos de Chiapas made on the waist loom.

This day is very special for Fábrica Social, as well as for the 4 cooperatives with which we work because they will now have a fixed sales point in Mexico City. We invite you to celebrate with a cocktail on the house starting at 6:00 pm!

For more information contact us by phone at 5535.3431 or by email at info@fabricasocial.org

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On Sunday May 15th, the Fábrica Social team visited the museum Cuartel del Arte de Pachuca in the state of Hidalgo. They were taken on a private tour through the collection “Popular Art from Hidalgo: Rituals, Uses and Creations” by Santiago Garfias Turok and Martha Turok. Santiago, who was responsible for the collection’s coordination and selection of pieces, took us by the hand on a marvelous trip through popular “hidalguense” art covering more than 400 pieces.

“The museum script is based on traditional uses of the pieces, that is to say, the principal reason they were made.” Santiago Garfías

The collection is divided and catalogued into 4 sections: Utilitarian, Ritual, Decorative and New Design.

One of the most interesting sections from this museum’s proposal is the display of raw materials, half-completed pieces, waist and pedal looms, tools for the extraction and production of semi-hard fiber objects, masks and wood pieces. Through these objects the visitor is able to understand  traditional production techniques and afterwards, he or she can admire and understand the craftsmanship of completed pieces.

The collection includes objects made from pottery, stonework and lapidary, vegetable fibers, wood, animal materials, metalwork, diverse materials (toys, masks, dance costumes, miniatures, pyrotechnics) and textiles.

For a virtual tour of this magnificent exhibition, visit this link: www.ledetour.com/arte_popular

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