Our family is a four-generation lineage of weavers and natural dyers from Teotitlán del Valle, a Zapotec community in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Our rugs are one-of-a-kind, with complex designs that blend tradition with innovation, setting the standard for beauty and quality. At Fe y Lola, we tell stories through threads
At the end of 2009, we opened our Fe y Lola gallery, located on Cinco de Mayo St. 408 in downtown Oaxaca city. In opening the gallery, we were motivated by a desire to make our work accessible to a more diverse public, and to have more direct contact with people interested in textiles. Through intimate conversations in our showroom, we are able to share each rug’s vision and story directly with every customer.
Our Fe y Lola’s creative workshop is based in Teotitlán del Valle on Francisco I Madero 55. A visit to our workshop allows customers and textile enthusiasts to glimpse our weaving and natural dye processes in situ and in action, allowing full immersion in the Zapotec textile-making experience.
Twenty years ago, Fe y Lola took a risk, and decided to focus instead on producing high quality wool rugs on small scale. We invested in a sustainable weaving process that does not include toxic chemicals, such as sulfuric acids and anilines, that are very dangerous for one’s health as well as for the environment. By conducting research on natural dyes, experimenting with local natural dye materials and, mostimportantly, rediscovering and re-learning ancient Zapotec natural dyeing techniques, we began to develop a exclusive palette of natural colors and combinations. Along the way we have had the opportunity to learn from and share our knowledge with other natural dyers and weavers from all over the world, enriching our commitment towards our work and our customers.