Isabel and Vicki are two of five siblings and along with their parents, the entire family is dedicated to the business of weaving. On any given afternoon, if you were to stop by and visit the family compound, which is located in a quiet part of Teotitlan del Valle, you could find each family member focused on a different stage of their craft.
“It’s great work for us,” said Vicki of joining MZ Made, “because it’s always consistent.”
Their family is one of the few in the village who still work with natural dyes. They create beautiful hues using all natural dyes derived from plants and insects, like indigo and cochineal.
“Dyeing takes a lot of time, and a lot of work,” she added, “Weaving is my favorite part of the process … playing with the colors.”
“The goal is to keep growing!” the two sisters told us. We love witnessing this continued growth!