The Palm Project’s Natural Bags and Baskets

Modern designs hand woven by craftswomen from Tlamacazapa, Mexico

Mexico City-based designer and CENTRO university professor Moisés Hernández has been dedicated to forwarding design in his native country. His curatorial shop Diario is stocked with unique products made in Mexico (like this two-toned bright blue tablecloth we eyed a few years ago) and each item freshly reinterprets something traditionally handmade. Hernández continues to inject modern design into storied craft with his latest effort, Palm …

Mexico City’s New Design Fair: Caravana Americana

The debut event showcases Latin America’s best design talent

Caravana Americana (which launched this weekend in Mexico City) is a small but highly selective showcase of Latin America’s best emerging talent. Founded by Regina Barrios and Alessandro Cerutti, owners of local boutique Lago DF, their culling brings together a well-rounded sample of the region’s creative way forward—for many, that’s an approach which builds upon traditional craftsmanship from the past. This was evident within the …

Fabric-Focused Womenswear by Zii Ropa

The young Mexico City-based label's designs revolve around simple lines and high-quality materials

Since moving to Mexico three and half years ago, Vancouver native Bridget Tidey has started her own unique clothing line Zii Ropa. Founded just last year, the brand’s aesthetic is comfortable yet flattering, durable yet sophisticated and is “inspired by diversity of different cultures, landscapes and traditions of making textiles throughout the world,” Tidey tells CH. “I’ve been making clothes since Home Ec class in …