"I hope this project can be a bridge to the native communities of Mexico, helping to preserve craftsmanship and create both opportunity and income using fair and horizontal manufacturing practices."
M.A is a project that combines artistic creations with artisanal methods. Based in Mexico City but with production seasons in different communities of Mexico, it is inspired by traditions, the autochthonous, native beliefs and local knowledge. M.A counts with a team of 20 with artisans from Oaxaca, Mexico and a design team in Mexico City, which is led by Melissa Ávila, a multidisciplinary artist from Tijuana.
1 FOUNDER + 5 EMPLOYEES + 15 ARTISANS
LOCATION: Mexico City & Oaxaca, Mexico
MATERIALS: Red clay & wool
TECHNIQUE: Fire method and pedal looms.
IMPACT: M.A trains new artisans in order to share and strengthen local practices and knowledge.
M.A is aiming at providing fixed term employment for all 20 artisans the brand works with to guarantee them a stable income.
we work with
Artisan communities in oaxaca
M.A creates unique pieces that are handmade alongside artisans who specialise in different ancestral processes with the aim to help to preserve craftsmanship and create both opportunity and income using fair and horizontal manufacturing practices.