Handmade Clothing and Homewares 

Original designs, beautiful fabrics and fine needlework describes the embroidered and sewn products from the La Colgada community. Using cotton and other natural materials, the women who own and operate this microenterprise offer both traditional and modern designs, taking inspiration from their incredible natural surroundings. Their latest collection features many simple bird and leaf motifs, which add a splash of color and interest to these quality products.

Items from their latest range include:
    Children and adult shirts and blouses
    Decorative pillow cases
    Linen table runners and napkins
    Wallets and purses

In addition, there are also seasonal designs and decorations available to help celebrate the festive season. Support traditional artisans and sustainable livelihoods in the Sierra Gorda today.

Where to buy

Gift shop at Sierra Gorda Alliance. Avenida la Presa S/N, 76340 Jalpan de Serra, Qro.

Casa de Artesanías Querétaro, Andador 52, Centro. 76000 Santiago de Querétaro, Qro.

Casa de Artesanías Jalpan, Av. Fray Junípero Serra s/n Centro, 76340 Jalpan de Serra, Qro.

Casa de Artesanías Tancoyol, Plaza principal, Tancoyol, Jalpan de Serra, Qro.

Historical Museum in Jalpan, Av. Fray Junípero Serra s/n Centro, 76340 Jalpan de Serra, Qro.

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Producer Partner: La Colgada Collective

The “Embroiderers with Nature Motifs” microenterprise began in 2004, after receiving seed funding to help kick-start small, sustainable businesses in the Sierra Gorda.The women were inspired to work together on embroidery and sewing after seeing samples of the beautiful work that they could create.

Today, 30 women make up the group and operate the business collectively at the workshop in La Colgada, situated 1 ½ hours from Jalpan. Most travel from surrounding communities, some walking a couple of hours to get there. But it’s a trip they’re happy to make, especially when it means an opportunity to share their creativity and passion with other women, all while learning vital business skills. Grupo Ecológico continues to support the success and growth of this collective with technical support for design, commercialization, and financial management training.

The collective also has a "fonda" where they offer typical dishes from the region (for groups of 15 or more). If you would like to visit them and eat, please let them know with two days advanced notice, so that they can buy the necessary ingredients for the meal. Contact number: (+52) 1 441 103 4880

 

The La Colgada sewing cooperative brings women of all ages together to create beautiful products.