About Ethnica Deco
I am not a decorator, or interior designernor architect. My name is Tatiana and I have dedicated myself to law during the last 15 years.
I have always thought that working life is (too much) long to dedicate yourself to one thing. I am a curious and restless person and I wanted to set up my own business for years, but I couldn't think "The idea.
Until one morning I realized that I had it in front of my noses (literal). Three of My great passions, travel, decoration and human rights, coupled with a only project. This had to be the road!
What do I offer you
Can you imagine power Decorate your home with Unique and exclusive pieces, prepared in form ethics for the best artisans of this world, to contribute personality To your home and make it a really special place?
Well, welcome to the universe of Ethnica Deco!
Crafts, sustainability and ethics
In an increasingly industrialized and alienated world, I bet on crafts, with the unique pieces, with soul, behind which we always find a person and one history behind.
I am looking for beautiful craft objects to decorate your home, always made with natural or recycled materials, but I go a little further: I only select those organizations (cooperatives, foundations, social companies, ...) that fell in love with their quality and work, but also for their Social and environmental commitment.
Can you decorate a house beautifully and at the same time generate a positive impact?
Yes of course! There are thousands of artisans in the world making wonderful pieces and I will discover them little by little.
A little more about me
My passion for travel andKnow other cultures I inherited it from my grandmother, who traveled the world several times (at that time ...). I still remember when he told me that I had seen the Victoria hung cataracts of a harness in a helicopter! Today I'm still hallucinating ...
Like her, from each of my trips I brought me a Artisanal piece Own from the country home. I was amazed by the crafts, so different from each other, and seeing them at home made me feel that I had a bit of that special and so remote place with me.
I have always liked houses with personality, the welcoming and different, unique, special spaces. The taste for aesthetics and decoration have to come from my mother, who had a small store for many years and I spent hours in it and accompanied him to buy from the big decoration fairs.
I studied law, but at the end of the race I was not attracted to the typical business schools but I chose to make a master's degree in Human rights, It was what interested me most!
So at my almost 40 years I have reborn, I have started from zero, I have comforted myself and I feel very good!
Maximum social impact and minimum environmental impact
For me, The beauty of an object is linked to the environment that surrounds him. Consumption can contribute positively or negatively to our world, but I assure you that our products They contribute to a better future.
- Because they are handmade, following mostly ancestral techniques, transmitted from generation to generation, allowing them to perpetuate the cultures and the Traditions of the human being.
I tell you a story: Wichí women, an indigenous people in northern Argentina, go alone to the mountain for several days to collect the fibers of "chaguar", and then weave in community. Their tissues are characterized by their geometric drawings, and during the process, they aloud the feelings that those drawings emerge, giving rise to an intimate connection experience with themselves. Isn't it incredible?
- Because, through their purchase, we support these artisans, gathered under social integration cooperatives, foundations, social companies, organizations that act under the principles of the fair Trade and that they are quotted, allowing both them and their families They can prosper.
Our suppliers place their artisans (90% women) in the center, investing in their training and progress, connecting their products made in remote places with the global market to ensure a recurring income that allows them to live.
For example, they facilitate that women can work from home to reconcile with their family life and, in many cases, pay their children's school quotas or cover medical expenses, even funerals.
Here I leave you a small video about Marta, one of the Teleras Teachers who prepares our carpets to know it:
- And because all our products are made with local natural materials or recycled materials, through manual processes with a Minimum energy impact.
I think there is nothing more sustainable from the environmental point of view than to make a piece with fibers of a local wild plant, which is dyed with natural dyes extracted from roots and plants in the area, and that it is woven with their own hands, sitting On the community in community, or from home while watching your children minors.
But I also bet on the Circular economy And I offer you products made with recycled materials, such as reused glass from the Zanzíbar tourism industry that uses marginalized young people from the island, or teak wood products made with the roots of this tree, which usually Consider a waste product.
In any case, I always look for the products that I offer you generate the Minimum environmental impact and maximum social impact ;-)
Now that you know the project better, I hope you like it and You accompany me in this wonderful adventure in which I trust to contribute worth and surprise you.
You will discover the work of new artisans who, little by little, will be incorporated into the family of Ethnica Deco and, together, We will build a better future.