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HARTO MEXICAN DESIGN

HARTO MEXICAN DESIGN

Just one week ago I came back from Mexico, I have been there for 2 weeks and it has been a great experience. I have been travelling around Mexico DF, Puebla and Oaxaca. Uniquely beautiful, a land full of culture and traditions, everything is colourful […]

BIOCULTURA BARCELONA 2017

BIOCULTURA BARCELONA 2017

Last weekend took place in Barcelona BIOCULTURA 2017. This is one of the biggest fairs in the country, and it gathered more than 700 stands focused on bio food, ecological cosmetics, responsible tourism, craftwork and ONG’s. This year the event was reshaped in a different […]

My particular Danish Hygge

My particular Danish Hygge

The word HYGGE is something that is kind of trendy these days or at least I have been reading a lot about it lately in many different blogs. This term is defined as “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment […]

The cleaning project

The cleaning project

Some weeks ago I read a very interesting article in Conscious Fashionista called The Clean Fashion Diet about how to start “cleaning your bad habits in fashion” in other words how to be more conscious regarding fashion and consumption habits. I have been also the type of […]

TEDx Gracia Salon 5: Ethical Fashion

TEDx Gracia Salon 5: Ethical Fashion

Last Monday took place in Casa Gracia, a TED event. If you have never heard about it, TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. “TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately […]

Circular economy, the future model

Circular economy, the future model

The concept Circular Economy is a concept that is going to appear constantly in this blog, I wrote about it  some weeks ago. Circular Economy “is restorative and regenerative by design. Relying on system-wide innovation, it aims to redefine products and services to design waste out, while […]

THE FUTURE OF MATERIALS IN FASHION

THE FUTURE OF MATERIALS IN FASHION

Biocouture jackets made of cellulose material. Image taken from nextnature.net The environment around us is changing and fashion has to respond this in several resourceful ways. The textile world is one of the most polluted ones, part of this harm is due to the cotton crops […]

THE FUTURE OF FASHION, EMERGING DESIGN

THE FUTURE OF FASHION, EMERGING DESIGN

Last weekend took place in Barcelona the event Future of Fashion in the Mazda space in Barcelona. It was a conference about emerging design, with artistic installations, conferences about fashion, photographic exhibitions, projections and dj’s. The event was organised by Piscolabis designers, which is a Platform of […]

BARCELONA 080, WINTER EDITION 2017

BARCELONA 080, WINTER EDITION 2017

One more year the Barcelona 080 took place in the city of Barcelona, this time the location was The National Theatre of Catalonia, the perfect spot for a Fashion show. 10 brands and 19 designers were presenting their new collections. Besides the fashion shows, there […]

MAMITA BOTANICAL SKINCARE, ORGANIC AND LOCAL

MAMITA BOTANICAL SKINCARE, ORGANIC AND LOCAL

When it comes to skin products you want always use the best ones. There are many brands that called themselves organic but to what extent? In recent years, the beauty industry has joined the wellness trend by selling products with terms like “organic,” “natural” and “paraben-free“. […]


My Diary

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Just one week ago I came back from Mexico, I have been there for 2 weeks and it has been a great experience. I have been travelling around Mexico DF, Puebla and Oaxaca. Uniquely beautiful, a land full of culture and traditions, everything is colourful and bright. I was totally captivated by the amount of handicrafts in every market. Each community has its own particular characteristic, which made all these craftwork more unique. If you go to Oaxaca you can find Alebrijes, which represent surrealistic and somewhat monstrous animals. They come from the  dreams of a Mexican artist, in which he had visions that transported him to different wooded environments, surrounded by rocks, trees, clouds and other natural elements that became animals of strange forms and colorful spectacular, similar to what which today are the Mexican alebrijes. The famous painted skulls which they used in the Day of the Deaths, is also very used in their designs. This is like their identity symbol, everyone know that is 100% Mexican and they use the same colorful palette that they use for the rest of their creations.

 

In Mexico DF I have visited a shop that specialize in design projects that blend Mexican architectural traditions with contemporary influences. Harto Diseño Mexicano is a shop that sells 100% mexican designs, all the designers are from Mexico. They have exhibited in the store, although it is very small, more than 55 different designers, craftsmen, artists, manufacturers, each of them with its different articles, seasons, designs, etc. They work with more than 70 designers for other projects such as export, interior design and decoration. They basically want to promote Mexican design all over the world, although they are located in a very turistic area, most of their customers come from their own country but also some tourists as it is located in a very famous restaurant downtown.

 

The shop has many different types of design, like key rings with the typical Mexican calavera (skull), bracelets, necklaces, purses, bags and many more. Outstanding pieces of clothes made of organic cotton, wool and using traditional waving techniques. You can find jackets, dresses and scarfs. The shop is like a candy shop, full of colours and shapes, it is impossible to visit it without buying something, even the most tiny item in the shop has something attractive that makes you jump for it! If you travel to Mexico DF and you want to shop something local and made by Mexican artisans go to this fascinating shop. Is is located in an area called The Shops Downtown in the middle of DF. Have a wonderful day!

Harto Diseño Mexicano is located in Centro Histórico Isabel la Católica, 30. Mexico DF.


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