Mimi Robinson Design has partnered with La Red MATAT* to create collections of home textiles and accessories, inspired by the embroidery traditions of the Hidalgo, Puebla and Chiapas. The collection includes hand-stitched felt wool pillows, spirited embroidered oil cloth accessories, and a playful line of embellished hearts.
“As a designer, I wanted to explore mixing modern materials with traditional embroidery to showcase the remarkable talent of embroiderers. It has been a pleasure working with the La Red MATAT team—their passion, teamwork, and capacity to innovate has made our product development collaboration a success.” —Mimi Robinson
Launched at Artisan Resources, New York International Gift Fair 2014. Consultant to ByHand.
*La Red MATAT is a Mexican organization working with 22 women’s groups supporting indigenous communities & craft techniques. Mimi Robinson provided product development and custom design for La Red MATAT to help create new pathways for market success.
+ Research and analysis
+ Product design and development
+ Oversight of sample development
+ Design mentoring