Caralaga is a world-class design and production workshop based Queretero, MX. Their jewelry and art is like nothing we've ever come across: sculptural, modern, organic, rooted in an understated tradition, breathtaking.
A team of 100% women, with a reverence for nature and simplicity. I am counting down the days until we can visit them at their headquarters.
From their website:
"Our main resources are raw cotton threads and textile waste discarded for tiny production errors. In 2014, we found in these materials the possibility to rethink and explore waste as a medium to create unique, timeless and sustainable jewelry and apparel pieces. Our creative evolution has also lead us to the discovery of other natural materials, such as the fiber extracted from the sansevieria plant and recycled bull horn, working hand in hand with the artisans who have preserved the knowledge regarding ancient techniques and the protection of nature.
The pieces of Caralarga Large and Medium Format are the result of the natural development of our initial work doing textile jewelry. We ventured into creating larger, more complex pieces, and we found a new way of working raw cotton and hand braiding; culminating in interior decor pieces that seek to transform spaces through timeless designs that highlight the kindness of raw materials.
Caralarga is a textile design and production workshop inspired by nature’s raw materials; we seek to preserve their essence and accentuate their qualities by transforming them into high-quality artisanal pieces. Through our designs, we want to convey the value of our hands and highlight the natural beauty of each material. We like things as they are and we believe that simple world is better; this is the source of our inspiration."
"It's all about feeling the flow. This way of creating is rooted in the African-American cultural influences I grew up with and that I continue to be inspired by - from oral traditions of call and response, to jazz and hip-hop, dance, and abstract expressionism."
We are committed to mindful, ethical fashion,” says Cura Co. founder Kiko Eisner-Waters, “The Hanae collection is designed to be seasonless and will be released with rolling drop dates that reflect and embrace our vision for the future of fashion that takes into account both people and the planet.”