MATAMBA is a creative studio dedicated to craft design. They create fashion and decoration pieces through co-creation with different artisan communities in Colombia.
Jennibeth Iguarán & Juanita Gil
Jennibeth Iguarán, industrial designer, and Juanita Gil, fashion and textile designer, met working with artisan communities. They toured different territories exploring traditions, crafts, techniques and raw materials from Colombia. After this experience, MATAMBA was born to continue highlighting and preserving the country’s craftsmanship.
5 fULL-TIME EMPLOYEES + 95 ARTISANS
Fique, Iraca palm.
TECHNIQUE: Weaving and crochet.
IMPACT: Traditional weaving preservation.
Juanita Castillo, Master Artisan
“Weaving with love leaves a piece of our heart in each piece we make”.
WE WORK WITH
Each piece is a tribute to his identity and his craft. We value the time, the processes and the beauty of what is handmade, maintaining a creative dialogue with the artisans that allows us to achieve a balance between tradition and innovation.