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Social impact has never looked so good.

We’re an ethical slow fashion brand.

We believe that authenticity and sustentability

are the key to empower communities and lead to

social change

.

Social impact has never looked so good

We’re an ethical slow fashion brand. We believe that authenticity and sustentability are the key to empower communities and lead to social change.
 
 
 
 
 

Amor & Rosas is an ethical fashion brand, that brings together modern designs with touches of Mexican handmade embroidery. Our pieces showcase the unique and authentic look of Mexican culture in a modern and trendy way. High quality is our top priority.

 
 
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We operate under a social impact model and a set of environmental sustainability practices, which are key components to our business model.

 
 
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Social Impact

We strive to give opportunities to capable women and preserve Mexican heritage. By partnering with artisans across multiple villages, we are not only supporting their livelihood, we are also reviving ancestral techniques that are near extinction.

 
 

—Our Social Impact Principles

 
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Sustainability

We are constantly innovating to reduce our ecological impact. We believe in sustainable sourcing and being kind to the earth. As far as possible, we use surplus fabric and work with ecological fabrics such as hemp and recycled cotton. Our high quality garments are designed to last for years, thus reducing your environmental footprint.

We have named our social and ecological practices, our conscious principles. We invite you to read the descriptions of our products on our labels and tags where you will find these principles and materials under which they were made.

As the artisans put their hands and hearts into each garment, we find it important for each piece to be signed by the creator. In our labels you will find who was the artisan who created the embroidery, the area where they work and the techniques they use.

 
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Meet the founders

The co-founders of Amor & Rosas, Debra and Laura, met while doing their masters at Yale University and found a common bond when talking about the passion they share for social entrepreneurship. Amor & Rosas won a prestigious fellowship from the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute that included the support of a board of advisors, funding, pro-bono legal counsel and a supportive community. The founders work on both sides of the border, with offices in Mexico City and Seattle and offer authentic, modern and high quality fashion for the American and Latin American markets.

 

The people behind our clothing

Our social mission is the reason why Amor & Rosas exists.

 

 
 

Today we work with 84 artisans in 7 different villages in Hidalgo, Oaxaca, and the State of Mexico. Each of them expert in different embroideries and fabric looming techniques.

We work closely with them using participatory design, where they add their expertise and we add our fashion design knowledge to create unique collaborative pieces.

 
 
 
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María del Carmen

She leads a group of 10 people, mainly composed of her relatives in Hidalgo, Mexico.

Ethnicity: Otomi

Technique: Otomi embroidery

 
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Pedro

Pedro coordinates a group of 5 people in Chiapas, Mexico.

Ethnicity: Tzotzil Maya

Technique: Cross-Stitch Embroidery

 
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Cristobal

He works together with his wife and 4 other people in Chiapas, Mexico.

Ethnicity: Tzotzil Maya

Technique: Zinancatan embroidery

 
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Nidia

Nidia works with 3 people in the

State of Mexico.

Ethnicity: Mazahua

Technique: Hand painting

 
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Angélica María

Angélica works with a group of 35 people in Chiapas, Mexico.

Ethnicity: Tzotzil Maya

Technique: Elevated embroidery and French embroidery

 
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Amalia

Amalia leads a group of 5 people composed by her sisters and cousins in Chiapas, Mexico.

Ethnicity: Tzotzil Maya

Technique: Elevated embroidery

 
 
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Saúl

Works with 9 people in Tenanzingo,

State of Mexico.

Ethnicity: Mazahua

Technique: Pedal Loom