Siempre Viva’s vibrant textiles combine Mexican culture with modern style. The socially responsible clothing line creates economic opportunity by empowering women through employment and preserving ancient traditions. This gives artisans the chance to lift their families out of poverty. Siempre Viva works with artisans from various indigenous areas in such as Suchitlan, Colima, and San Cristobal de las Casa, Chiapa. The hardworking women have weaving and sewing skills that have been passed down for generations, making the garments unique. All artisans are payed a fair wage and are able to work from home.
Siempre Viva has partnered with Cáritas, a non-profit based in Colima, Mexico which helps support people in need through nutrition, medical care, clean water, and employment. The non-profit helps, founder, Sally employ women who hand embroider Siempre Viva designs.
Sally went to Mexico as a fifteen-year-old exchange student. After falling in love with the culture, she went back to Mexico on and off for the next three years. Feeling inspired, Sally wanted to start her own business, she started with a single skirt. After receiving positive feedback with the skirt, Siempre Viva was born and started to grow. Today Siempre Viva sells tops, skirts, bags, shoes, pillows, and accessories. As Siempre Viva continues to grow Sally plans to continue to value the traditions of the culture.
I love the bright colors used in Siempre Viva’s designs. The beautifully embroidered design at the top of my shirt adds a lovely flare. Visit Siempre Viva below.