Craft

Thanks to the mastery of the ancestral knowledge of our craftsmen for giving life to our creations.
An acquaintance part of their daily lives, crossing the generations until today. Working with them are for us a very important part of the Chica Chicatana.

They are the heart of the Chica Chic

In a world where is not pinky shiny every day, we support through the production of our creations, the local economy of the region of Oaxaca in the peaceful south west of Mexico.

For a better future, we add our grain of sand in collaborated with local craftsmen allows them to offer a safety and comfort of work, indirectly a security of the next day, all-by protecting – valorizing their craftsmanship, endangered today.

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ELODIE

CEO

Back to the source to understanding!
I born in the heart of France, between the volcanos and wild flowers. My love for clothes and fashion has always been. From adventurer and artist family, my mom and grandmother, naturally transmitted, how to sew, to wear and so much more.

Called by the ocean, the soul of an adventurer awakens, lulled by love, i followed my heart. After severals years through Mexican, oaxaqueño culture.
Inspired by incredible peoples, place, art and thinking. Far away from all, i want to share my experiences and knowledge with you, merging all in an alternative way to creat.

An alternative lifestyle brands, named, “ la Chica Chicatana”

Throughout anecdote and stories from my survivor travel notebook, giving life to authentics, unic and minimalist Collection _ chic- elegant – useful, clothes and accessories.

Through this passed years, i gathered some of the best crafters in the four corners of Oaxaca.

Reunite here, we let you know them has our “ team”

Meet them in their authentic story that they wanted to share with you.

We are more than just making clothes.

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GUILLERMINA

ALEBRIJES

Guided by love, Guillermina began to domesticate these colorful little creatures: The Alebrijes, strange and mysterious figures of dreams sculpted in copal wood.

A traditional and riddle alebrijes art of Guillermina family that we let you discover.

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MARÍA

SEWING

Maria is our fresh sea breeze. A seamstress formed with total passion for the threads and her place. In the mere legendary port of Oaxaca, in the Mexipipe, Puerto Escondido.

With their talent, precision, and quality,. Maria and her chicas-girls, give life to the crazy designs of the chica chicatana.

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ERACLEA

CROSS STITCH

Eraclea and her daughter created with passion a cooperative embroidery of traditional cross-stitch blouses, called Chinanteca blouses.

La Chica Chic’ wants to show their work as it’s deserves. to keep in life their real high quality and traditional techniques ( that you can’t found anymore one the global market).

We bring it back for sharing this unic beauty with you.

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MAXIMINA

EMBROIDER FINISHER

Maximina, from a very young age, awoke her passion for handcrafts, transforming everything she touched into beauty.

At the age of 12 she began to embroider with the women of her family, developing more and more her talent.

We present the beautiful work of Maxi through the designs of Chica Chicatana

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MARGARITA

PACKAGING

An art in homage to nature, called the “Tenate” that Margarita dominates in her complete life, from her childhood to her high age.

A traditional artisan that allows through the talents of Margarita and her family, to offer a wonderful packaging in total respect to nature and protect our creations.

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DELFINO

SILVER

In the vibes of the 50s, as if time had frozen, Delfino, have 74 years old, and continues to give life to his pretty and wonderful silver jewelry.

Today Delfino is one of the last silver craftsmen of Oaxaca. Come to discover his unique pieces with us.

We will make you dream, We will make you shining.

Fibers

It was out of the question to give life to the Chica Chicatana if it was not to create useful but especially with lightness.

Today we are part of an air of consciousness and there is our way\wear.
We are all aware of our impact on the planet, the one and only place that rocks us every day.

Inspired by the essence of local ethnicities, where each plant, flower, seed, each natural element is carefully chosen to nurture, heal and more.
Oaxaca is a place where wool and fiber has been working for millennia. Aware that our planet is an endless circle, all our creations are designed literally to never weigh.

We classify into two distinct ways, without forgetting to keep the flow, “like the thread in a needle”, every collection and creations combined between each others.

The first way, we create it is with a true Vintage clothes. Much more knows has “Upcycling”, it’s consist to recovering from vintage clothes and transforming them to offer a more useful and comfortable life for today’s daily life.
The second way that we create are entirely handmade with love and passion by our crafters, handmade with precious natural and\or innovatives materials, all certified sustainable fibers that we carefully selected.

Our favorite fibers, that you will be able to see in the most of our creations:

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HEMP

Highly sustainable process of production, Hemp fiber have a very long story.We bring its legendary strength back. Made from cannabis sativa plants. Resistant and durable fibers. It keep its shape perfectly, antibacterial, blocks ultraviolet rays and more…

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LINEN

Linen fiber are the most biodegradable and stylish fabrics in fashion history. know has a perfect luxurious fabric for raiding the jungle life. It’s light, naturally most resistant and made from flax plant fibres.

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COTTON

One of the most knows, cotton have a big reputation. Produced in Mexico since millennials. Strong, light and soft fibers. Our most uses are for threads.

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RECYCLED FIBERS

Clothes are the 1st source of primary microplastic to the ocean. So from plastic trash losed in the big blue Ocean of this earth, great peoples are making different  nnovatives,beautiful and high quality