This beautiful piece is completely handmade via pedal loom and features intricate cross-stitch embroidery by Purépecha artisans from the Michoacán Sierra.
"We weave our own canvases, and we embroider on them. By acquiring one of our pieces, you are wearing our memory and heritage; we want you to take them with you and show off our traditions; it doesn't matter if you use a classic huanengo or one of our most current proposals; they all represent who are we."
Please note all pieces are handmade, therefore, no item will be alike. All designs vary and range in colors!
The cotton is hand-dyed and then weaved on a pedal loom to create the beautiful cloth, and finally, the artisans hand-embroider beautiful traditional iconography. It is important to note the artisans create their own cloth via the pedal loom, and no industrial fabrics are utilized.
Each of these pieces goes through a path of approximately four weeks of work where many hands and a lot of love are involved and are encouraged to be carried by you with great pride. Each garment will include a tag with the name of the artisan whose work you are supporting.
Every year in Uruapan, the Craft Fair takes place, and it used to be the source of the main income for Michoacán artisans. In 2020, due to the global pandemic, it was canceled, and the opportunity to sell and exhibit crafts was lost, and this is how Tsanda was born.
It emerges as a non-profit project with the intention of supporting artisan families to promote and sell their textiles through social networks. This initiative was well received, and in September of the same year, it was decided to officially establish a brand and grow this project with the intention of taking a little piece of Michoacán to all parts of the world.
Tsanda has evolved to become a motor of inspiration and respect for the Purépecha culture as well as a source of stable work and economic independence. To date, 12 artisan families are working in 7 communities, and they continue to grow with the vision of including more families and integrating different textile techniques.
"Tsanda we are the daughters, mothers, and grandmothers of the Purépecha culture. We reflect our hereditary knowledge of many years of history with each thread and each stitch that we capture in our textiles.
With our embroideries, the light of the family tradition is kept alive; that is why each Tsanda piece is made to be worn with great pride. We feel a deep affection for our roots, the Purépecha culture, and the place where we grew up; Michoacán.
Being able to transmit this immense love in each garment is what makes our hearts beat stronger and stronger."
All orders are processed within 3 to 5 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) after receiving your order confirmation email. Once shipped you will receive another notification with tracking details; please allow 24 hours for the tracking to reflect transit details.
Note that special holidays result in high volume of packages and subsequent delays may occur.
Domestic Rates & Delivery Times
First-Class Mail - $6 5 to 8 business day
Priority Mail® - $10 3 to 4 business days
Priority Mail Express® - $45 Next day to 2-day
We offer international shipping to include APO/FPO addresses. Please note, your order may be subject to import duties and taxes (including VAT), which are incurred once a shipment reaches your destination country. Cadena Collective is not responsible for these charges if they are applied and are your responsibility as the customer.
International Rates & Delivery Times
First-Class Package International - $25 6 to 18 days
Priority Mail International - $60 6 to 12 business days
Things don't always go according to plan, and when they don't, we're here. We stand behind the products we offer, but if something doesn't work out we are ready to make things right! We want to make sure you have the best experience possible. Please note we do not accept order cancelations post 24 hours of purchase.
If your order did not work out, we are happy to assist with an exchange or return within 30 days of delivery. We are able to process returns for: 1. exchange, 2. store credit, or 3. refund.
Please note exclusions apply and we can only offer exchanges and returns for orders made within the United States.Exchanges and returns are eligible within 30 days from delivery--request must be made within this window. It is important to note that we will honor the date you made contact. With this said, no need to panic if you don’t hear from us within the time frame aforementioned.
Holiday Shopping: For all orders placed between November 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023, you have until January 31, 2024, to process a return or exchange. Items purchased after this period will qualify for our standard 30-day policy.
The following items are not available for exchange or return: Custom items (i.e. bridal designs), Made-to-order items (i.e. 14k gold jewelry), Clearance or archive sale items, Items marked as "Final Sale", International sales.
In order to be eligible for an exchange or return the following conditions must be met: 1. The item must be in the same condition that you received it: unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging, 2. Please inspect your order within 3 days of delivery and notify us immediately if the item is damaged, or defective, or if there is an error in your order.
Learn more here about our terms and conditions here: Exchange & Return Policy.