For Modern Homes
Montes & Clark work directly with women-led cooperatives in Mexico, ensuring traditional crafts can thrive in our modern world. We offer you the very best handcrafted contemporary pieces for your living spaces.
Montes & Clark make inspiring contemporary pieces for the home from handcrafted Mexican textiles. It is a partnership between two friends; Lucy Montes de Oca and Kate Clark.
Lucy discovered her love for Mexican textiles when she married her Mexican husband. She shared this passion with her friend Kate, a highly experienced embroidery expert and artist. Together they decided to bring this original artisanal work to European homes.
For three months in 2014, Lucy travelled around Mexico with her husband and small baby, sourcing the finest textiles and visiting the cooperatives they now work with.
Kate used her textile experience to turn the embroidery into contemporary designs for the home.
We work directly with women-led cooperatives in Mexico, ensuring traditional crafts can thrive in a modern world.
Where cooperatives are not yet established we buy directly from individual women with a fair trade price.
One amazing cooperative in Chiapas, Mexico is made up of some 250 indigenous artisan women. Jolom Mayaetik provide the next generation of craftwomen with training and support in dress making, natural die, design and accounting.
The cooperative ensures the makers are paid a good wage and supports women’s rights issues. We love working with this cooperative to collaborate on our woven collections.