Chilpa was born in 2013 in London, with Mexican roots. At Chilpa we believe in quality design made by people who get a fair price for their work.
We fell in love with rebozos because they combine centuries' old techniques with contemporary design. We hope you will too!
Chilpa's rebozos are 100% cotton, handmade and exported from Tenancingo, a town 90km outside of Mexico City and one of the last places where rebozos are still made by hand.
We work with 4 local artisans, Socorro, Luis, Adolfo and Maria Luz, who in turn work with up to 10 people to produce each rebozo. Every rebozo is named after its producer.
There are two main parts to the rebozo, made independently of each other, the cloth (body) is normally made by men and the ends are knotted by women. This makes each rebozo unique and a true work of art. No two are the same, meaning that yours is made just for you!
Finally, at Chilpa we believe in giving back to the community. So, 2% of all our profits go towards a fund established to preserve this nearly extinct art.
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At Chilpa we sell beautiful handmade Mexican scarves and shawls called rebozos. Our products, have been made in the town of Tenancingo for hundreds of years. Like us, the artisans we work with love what they do and that's why they still use centuries' old techniques to produce every rebozo by hand. A single rebozo can take 10 artisans up to 30 days to make and no two are ever the same.
We believe in giving back to these communities, so 2% of all our profits go towards preserving this art.