Introducing Tiendita - Our Little Shop That Connects Creators, Garments and Wearers.

Our little shop of one-off pieces that are 100% handmade and prioritises methods of upcycling waste materials, using reclaimed fabric and traditional craftsmanship.
We hope to connect creators, garments and wearers.
We believe, there is always a story behind every piece of clothing.
From the origins of materials used to the artisans that created them.

It’s about time these stories are heard.

Every Tiendita piece is one-of-a-kind,
 there's only one of them in the world like there's only one of you! 🧡

Tiendita hopes to build a community that focuses on the importance of slow fashion and participates in the circular consumption system.
We invite you to build meaningful bonds to the piece you are wearing and cherish them with us.
Let’s invest in thoughtful purchases and creations. 

piece no.1 - the cachemira jumper

100% pure cashmere jumper, a crochet creation by Dora in Mexico City that took 80 hours to make. A soft Spring jumper full of blossom and joy

Dora's mother, Julia, has been selling Mexican sweets and trinkets in the streets for many years. Julia is usually sat outside of the church or supermarket in Polanco with Dora. 

Dora would come to the market to accompany her mother, and to pass the time she would crochet beautiful market bags alongside her. Dora actually learned to crochet from Julia.

Dora herself is a mother of 3 and has been struggling through the pandemic. Her crochet work has boosted her monthly income to support her family and we are so happy to have her on the team with us and be able to provide her with a steady flow of crochet

piece no.2 - the lalila duster 

Created from the off-cuts of our handwoven Lalila Loom collection fabric, 100% cotton from the Yucatan, Mexico.
The patchwork squares are carefully arranged and sewn together to create our duster jacket of dreams. This piece is one-of-a-kind and it took 92 hours to create.
The fabric is hand-woven using a Telar de Cintura (backstrap loom) by Antonia, Maria and Laura Lopez in Chiapas Mexico. This ancient method of weaving is passed down from generations to generations. Unfortunately, this craft is slowly fading away amidst the growth of industrialised weaving machines. It is time consuming and physically demanding to operate the backstrap loom, however it creates truly beautiful textures and dimensions to the woven fabric unlike any other you'll ever see.
Such precious fabric must not go to waste - hence why we created this duster in order to utilise each and every inch of this fabric.