Rocío and Omar have been together for over 25 years, and share an infectious, youthful energy.
Rocío learned the art of textile dyeing and weaving from her mother. At age six she was tasked with preparing the wool for the loom and eventually took on more advanced techniques. At 13 she began weaving in earnest and dedicated herself to the family business whenever she wasn’t in school. To this day, she credits her mother for motivating her to continue growing and improving in her work.
“Weaving is a beautiful and noble work that allows me to care for my kids but still fulfills my dream of being creative. It’s what I love to do,” she said. “When I see a bag I designed I say, ‘Oh yes, that’s how I imagined it! It’s very cool.”
Rocio is a true artist who loves the creativity of creating unique patterns and combining colors in new ways. She says that designing is her favorite part of the process and loves getting to see her idea become the final product. She is endlessly inspired by the natural world around her: the sunrise, the movement birds, the colors of corn and other plants.