Design trend expert Abbey Cook from The Taste Curators has sourced our completely custom design through Magda Made - an artisan collective featuring ethically sourced Colombian goods.
The collective is named for the Magdalena River, Colombia’s principal river and one of South America’s biggest, often described as the social, environmental, and economic heart of Colombia. Historically the river’s fertile region has supported many crop-reliant communities and served as a main artery for economic activity. Its strength and resilience are woven into Colombian identity and history.
The textile item being made for our Patrons is a 2 x 3 rug/wall-hanging and is will be made in the town of Curiti using a fiber known as fique. Fique is a thick, durable fiber from an agave-like plant: once used for potato or coffee sacks, it’s now used for anything and everything – rugs, bags, hats, even shoes.
Magda Made’s own curated collection is entirely handmade by Colombian artisans working in equitable conditions for fair wages. Founded by 2 incredible women, Malachi and Shannon, they work directly with every artisan to understand their production process and determine fair pricing. Part retailer and part storyteller, their hope is that the products and people they feature will highlight the beauty and vibrancy of Colombia and inspire cultural exploration and preservation.
Our patron tiers 'Close to You' and 'BFF' incorporate the cost for the production, co-ordination, shipping and handling of this custom item from source to your door*, as well as the printing cost & shipping* of our commemorative book of recipes from Taste.
We will be placing the custom rug/wall-hanging order for 'Close to You' and 'BFF' patrons by end of December 2020, to ensure the item will be received in time to celebrate the finale of the Woven Series in May 2021.
*Shipping within USA. Overseas shipping rates (approx +$40 at season end) will need to be arranged directly with us.)
Choral Chameleon's Patrons joining at ANY time also receive an exclusive 10% discount code on Magdamade.co!