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Abuelita Borrego
Meet The Artisans

Abuelita Borrego

Mexico

Five years ago Andrea Garcia Flores took a fateful trip to San Cristobal, Chiapas, during which she lived in unison with a community of artisans. There, she met master artisan Helena Rojas, whose technique and craftsmanship became Andrea’s focus in developing her brand Abuelita Borrego.

Today, Andrea and Helena work together with other artisans in Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla and Guadalajara, to co-create beautiful home décor items through creative collaboration, while restoring traditional techniques and fostering respect of the people, knowledge and work behind each product.  

Abuelita Borrego’s products are not based on trends but focus on a temporal manufactures, where design and artisanal technique processes become aesthetic solutions with a unique and differentiating character. All materials are specially selected to avoid any harm to the environment and the community by only preferring natural dyes, organically-produced fibers, and recycled materials.

The brand’s name is a tribute to a friend’s grandmother who was known as the “Mel Chij” or Abuelita Borrego. And just like the name suggests, the brand is not only a business but also a safe space where to exchange ideas, work as a community and develop professionally in a horizontal, transparent, and fair manner.