GLASS WORKSHOP

GLASS WORKSHOP

Mexican Boots Upper Leather Supplier

Location: León, México

ABOUT LEFARC

LEFARC is one of the most recognized tanneries in Mexico and internationally, thanks to their experience, infrastructure, innovation and ecological awareness. Throughout their leather tanning trajectory they have gained national and international customer's trust.

They are aware that sustainability has become more important and that's why they are looking for new and better consumption alternatives, thinking about tomorrow. The cow hides they use is a by-product of the meat industry and they cut the equivalent of 900 cattle daily from being sent to landfills and their products are certified to be free of restricted substances, based on “Reach California’s 65”. They are also certified by the Leather Working Group and for being a sustainable fiber by ECOSURE.

Every hide they produce passes by 70 Mexican hands, so they give back to their society by supporting non profits that help athletes from different fields, orphanages in Guanajuato, school painting associations and elder houses.  

"WE USED TO WORRY ABOUT RECYCLING, TODAY WE LOOK FOR A CIRCULAR ECONOMY WHERE PRODUCTS HAVE A CONTINUOUS LIFE."

CERTIFICATIONS

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SILOE MULTICOLOR

Handcrafted glass art
Location: Tonala, Jalisco.

ABOUT THE

HERNÁNDEZ FAMILY.


Silvano Cruz Hernández was the founder and creator of this workshop in the center of Tonala, he is the heart and soul of this family business, which is no longer administrated by him due to his death, but his daughters and son continues the legacy of this incredible craft. They describe their father as "a mastermind of color", they remember and keep their father's memory alive by telling stories about him and about all the creations and processes that he invented.

Only by talking with the artisans, you can understand the complexity and dedication that this process requires.

-J.S.

ABOUT THE PROCESS.


The tradition of glass blowing is deeply rooted in central Mexico and dates back several decennia. In the state of Jalisco, you can find countless glass blowing workshops dedicated to the creation of art and the perfection of this ancient technique.

The workshop's artisans are dedicated to their craft and have refined their skills for years to reach perfection. With their precious skills, they make a massive variety of shapes, presentations, and colors.

Learn more about our other Mexican craftsmanship here.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP.


The biggest congregation of glass artisans is found in Tonalá, Jalisco, right in the middle of Mexico. Just in the heart of Tonalá, you can find the glassblowing workshop Siloe Multicolor.

One of the things that we love the most about this work it's to be able of giving glass a second life. A life where the material is art, not just waste.

Tonalá it's one of the most proliferate areas in the center of Mexico in the most traditional craftsmanship.

SILOE MULTICOLOR

Handcrafted glass art

Location: Tonala, Jalisco.

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ABOUT THE HERNÁNDEZ FAMILY.

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Silvano Cruz Hernández was the founder and creator of this workshop in the center of Tonala. He was the heart and soul of this family business. After he passed away, his daughters and son continued the legacy of this incredible craft. They describe their father as "a mastermind of color". They remember and keep their father's memory alive by telling stories about him and all the creations and processes that he invented.

EVERY PIECE IT'S UNIQUE IN ITS OWN WAY.

"I THINK THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PART ABOUT THIS CRAFT IS TO BE ABLE TO SEE PERFECTION IN IMPERFECTION."

MEET THE ARTISANS

Héctor - Owner

Héctor and his father started the workshop in 2003 when Héctor was only 18 years old and with very limited equipment. His father taught him everything he knew about boot making and since then the family business has grown to employ more people.

Armando - Owner

Armando is Hector's business partner and has a lifelong experience in the boot making industry. First as a sales manager and then a boot maker himself. He's married and all of his 3 children work at the workshop.

Pedro - Leather Cutter

Pedro has a lifelong experience in the shoemaking craft and has worked with Armando and Héctor from the beginning of their workshop in 2003

David - Leather Cutter

David is married and has 3 children. He learned the craft at age 13 from his father, who was also a leather cutter.

Denisse - Finance and Planning

Denisse studied International Commerce and she takes care of the finantial and administrative aspects of the family business while she helps in the boot production. She has a daughter that would love to be part of the family business one day too.

Martha - Preliminaries and Adornment

Martha started working at the workshop since she was 15 years old, but then decided to take a small break to start a family. Recently she returned to the family business.

José Jesús - Sole Polisher

Father of 3. He started working as a shoe maker at 15 years old at his uncle's workshop where he still works to this day. Normally he splits his time between his family and Hector's workshop so he provide for his family.

ABOUT

THE PROCESS

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The tradition of glass blowing is deeply rooted in central Mexico and dates back several decennia. In the state of Jalisco, you can find countless glass blowing workshops dedicated to the creation of art and the perfection of this ancient technique.

The workshop's artisans are dedicated to their craft and have refined their skills for years to reach perfection. With their precious skills, they make a massive variety of shapes, presentations, and colors.

Learn more about our other Mexican craftsmanship here.

Only by talking with the artisans, you can understand the complexity and dedication that this process requires.

J.S.

ABOUT THE

WORKSHOP

The biggest congregation of glass artisans is found in Tonalá, Jalisco, right in the middle of Mexico. Just in the heart of Tonalá, you can find the glassblowing workshop Siloe Multicolor.

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''ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE LOVE THE MOST ABOUT THIS WORK IT'S TO BE ABLE OF GIVING GLASS A SECOND LIFE, A LIFE WHERE THE MATERIAL IT'S ART, NOT JUST ANY MATERIAL.''

 

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