We are a sustainable brand that creates authentic pieces of Mexican floral embroidery with a native community of women located in Chiapas.
To preserve the traditional heritage through generations, from an early age, women of the Zinacantan region learn floral embroidery techniques. Their designs are inspired by the surrounding beauty of nature, full of vibrant colors and delicate aromas of local flower fields. Embroidering their creations with the pride of mastering the techniques that women of their families taught them.
We cherish the uniqueness of Mexican floral embroidery techniques by featuring the flowers shapes unchanged, bringing them to life with threads carefully selected from the local market. As a sustainable brand, we share many values with the cooperative and enjoy contributing to their prosperity.
Yolanda is one of the artisans who works closely with us. She shares bout the community, its future, and life-changing experience of standing up for women empowerment and gender equality.
How has your life changed after starting a cooperative and working with sustainable clothing brands like Wild Dalia?
“El impacto positivo que ha tenido en las mujeres es que ahora cuentan con ingresos economicos propios y ya no dependen tanto de sus esposos. Las mujeres dentro de la cooperativa son mas independientes y pueden tomar sus propias decisiones dentro de sus hogares.”
“Our cooperative was created many years ago and has a very positive impact on the life of the women that are part of it. I think it is important that now women of the cooperative aren’t so dependent on their husbands, they are self-sufficient and can make their own decisions. When we first started the cooperative it was difficult for men to acknowledge that women could earn their own money and make decisions for themselves. It took them years to get used to it but now they see it as an additional source of income for the family and when we have work with tight deadlines, they sometimes even help in order to meet the deadline. We are a big family, we all contribute, help each other, and share what we earn even if it is not much. I enjoy working on developing new designs and products for sustainable clothing brands.”
What is your favorite Wild Dalia design?
“The one with white Lilies. Traditionally, our designs are very colorful and this one makes a big difference because it has natural lily color.”
How do you feel knowing your craft embroidery is traveling the world and being worn by people from other countries?
“Nos gusta mucho ver las fotos de otras personas usando nuestros bordados y telares porque aunque nosotras no podemos viajar a otros países a vender nuestras creaciones, nuestras creaciones si pueden viajar y llegar a manos de personas de todo el mundo.”
“I love seeing picture of our creations in other countries. It makes me happy to see that even if we cannot visit those countries, our creations can travel to any part of the world.”