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Dallas Designer Launches New Tabletop Collection With Famed Magazine

Handmade Treasures From Artisans Conjure Up the Traditions of Mexico

BY // 11.07.19

Mexico-inspired Mi Golondrina and Cabana Magazine have collaborated on a vibrant new tabletop collection. The capsule collection, which launched this month, includes dinner napkins and Mi Golondrina’s first foray into placemats.

The dinner napkins are handmade using the centuries old cross-stitch technique of the community of San Vicente Coatlan. The embroidery is done from memory as artisans count the stitches to create symmetrical design. The placemats are handmade in the community of Aguacatenango with a beautiful rococo embroidery finish. The pieces are simple with a dash of color and will jazz up any gathering around the table.

Mi Golondrina owner Cristina Lynch is no stranger to the fashion industry. She has worked for clothing designer Narciso Rodriguez, Estarise and Oscar de la Renta. Growing up in a home influenced by Mexican culture, she always appreciated Mexican art and style.

She created Mi Golondrina six years ago to bridge the gap between the modern woman’s wardrobe and the traditions of Mexico. The fashion-forward embroidered clothing line partners with more than 600 artisans in Mexico to create unique, one of a kind, handmade pieces that represent Mexico’s designs and culture. The designs are indigenous to each community and are the equivalent of flags, representing the identity and culture of the people who made them.

Many of these artisans are able to provide a better life for their children and their families through the income they receive from the work they do. As a company, Mi Golondrina is committed to empowering female artisans to sustain these traditions for generations to come.

In the past, Mi Golondrina has collaborated with MDS Stripes, Maisonette, Ellis Hill and Capitol LA. Cabana Magazine was the perfect collaboration for their home collection because the magazine is also inspired by color and art from around the world. Each issue tells a story through collecting, colors and fabrics brought to life with photography that inspires discovering a new world.

The magazine also has its own globally-influenced lifestyle brand of home decor. The collection will be sold in Mi Golondrina’s Dallas store, online and at pop-ups throughout the country.

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