a joyfull umbrella of handmade products
artisan products grounded on a strong Mexican cultural heritage
handmade by indigenous communities
business with a social purpose
Artisan products take time to make, but they are worth the wait. We work with indigenous communities in Mexico, whose creations involve beliefs, feelings, and traditions. When you buy from us you get to know who made your product and all the love that was put into it.
One of our purposes is to show you that it is possible to find peace through creation that is why in our creation lab we designed some embroidery beginner kits for you.
Crafting calms our nervous systems, as we’re using our hands and brains together, being fully aware of where we are and conscious of what we’re doing.
When we take part in embroidery projects that we enjoy, chemical messengers in the brain are released – such as dopamine, which helps us to relax and feel pleasure. Do you want to create?
Having grown up around archeological sites, small towns and museums, Alejandra always knew she wanted to work with artistry. Particularly if that art had anything to do with Mexico’s indigenous communities, having seen them when accompanying her mother to restoration works.
Her artistic spirit never waned, and when she moved to the UK, she knew it was time to do something about her childhood dream. Meshiko is the result. Alejandra works directly with artisan communities to take their ancient techniques, from weaving to colouring fabric, and turn them into beautiful, contemporary pieces.
“My country and my people are the biggest sources of inspiration. I love blending history and culture and express it in terms of our modern lifestyle and needs.”