Born and based in Guadalajara Mexico, Andrea Velasco studied haute couture principles at Instituto Coscort in her home town. She later graduated from Fashion Design at Polimoda in Florence. She did internships with Agatha Ruiz de la Prada in Madrid and Atelier Caraco Canezou in Paris. Back in Mexico she moved to the southern region of Chiapas and got involved with several maya communities located in the highlands of Chiapas, firstly as a volunteer at the Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya museum and later working at the NGO Impacto Textil.
With the experience acquired when collaborating between indigenous artisans and designers she decides to launch her own line that combines the world of native cultures with her own.
"Our hears tell us that the whisper of every leak and creature SPEAKS to the natural sources of live" - Bernie Krause. Inspired by the sounds, artisan team from Santiago El Pinar has made a unique striped pattern for every one of woven pieces. The backtrap loom is an ancient tool for weaving and within its process the person goes to a level of deep focus considering that while doing she is designing. We took a walk into the forest to identify different elements in nature only by their sound, based on this experience weavers imprint the rythms they heard into fringes, translating soundscapes into textile.