With a background in textiles from the Maryland Institute College of Art and experience in the artisan field across Latin America, Tatiana is the founder and head designer for Zuahaza. Tatiana has worked with different social design brands from the US, Guatemala, and Colombia. She is dedicated to natural materials, such as natural dyes and organic fibers, and is an advocate for sustainable methods of production. Her Colombian roots have always given her a passion for and admiration towards indigenous craftsmanship, and her favorite part of creating is the interchange of knowledge with artisan partners.
Zuahaza: Celebrating Indigenous Crafts with Handwoven Home Textiles
In the Andean region of Santander, Colombia, organic cotton farming goes back to the Guane Indigenous people that lived on this land. The Guane people were experts in harvesting their local cotton, and in making woven goods which they commercialized…