Photo courtesy of Fábrica Social
Fabrica Social Boutique
Fabrica Social is located inside the Downtown complex, where hotelier Grupo Hábita has a property that includes accommodations, restaurants, and a number of boutiques. This is a shop where you can buy handmade goods ranging from clothing and other textiles to accessories and small home wares. All of the items are made by women—and more than 150 of them have their goods featured in this shop, benefiting the women and their families and communities directly through a co-op-style model.
By Julie Schwietert Collazo, AFAR Local Expert
This tiny shop, down a tiny sunny alley off a sidestreet in Colonia Roma (Córdoba 67 interior 7), is like many other Mexico City’s shops that support women’s crafts collective , but it’s slightly different in that it carefully curates its inventory, made using the local traditional crafts of weaving, embroidery, jewelry-making, choosing only those pieces that complement a more modern lifestyle. Yes, that’s a traditional huipil, or pullover tunic, from Guerrero, but while this simple embroidered piece would work for your abuela, it would also look cool at your graphic design gig in LA. The shop has outlets at Hotel Condesa DF and its products are carried by stores in Puebla and Tulum.
By Ann Shields, AFAR Staff
Calle Isabel la Catolica 30, Centro Histórico, Centro, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
+52 55 5512 0730
Mon - Fri 10am - 8pm