"...I was tempted by their cross-stitch embroidery, but it was simply too time-consuming and expensive to start the project with. I was also tempted by the 'deshilado' technique (see pictures below). But it was their brocade technique that really got me excited, layered and slick patterns in raised textures over stripes- vibrant colours and what was most surprising was the clean finish!"
"...we can happily celebrate the mothers and role models that are the female artisans and weavers in the indigenous communities across Mexico, Guatemala, South America and beyond"
Welcome to our new Textile Insight series, giving you some real insight and history behind the development of our textiles! The narrative behind every one of our pieces and fabrics is so rich that we'd like to share it with you. So, fiirst up is the gauze weave of Venustiano Carranza, which has given life to our Carmen Smock Dress and the Paraíso Night Set! THE BEGINNING My love affair with the gauze weave from Venustiano Carranza dates back to 2015 when I visited the Museum of Mayan Textiles & Costume in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas. I had spent hours observing every single garment and textile in awe from different Mayan regions of Mexico and Guatemala, all fascinating, most of which were...
"Now, we go onto my adult years, a rollercoaster of ups, downs, twists and turns– all which have melded and moulded me into the person I am today that has created and is developing the Rose Moreno project/business/brand with a very firm set of values and beliefs..."