Lookbook5_ MeshicanaFW18_alta-25.jpg



One  of  the  main  reasons  and  inspiration  of CARALARGA was  entering  the  world  of  Mexican  textiles.  It  is  at  the old  factory  of  yarn  and  textiles- “El  Hércules” in  Querétaro,  México,  where  the  concern  for  creating  pieces  made  of  starched  100%  raw  cotton  thread,  arose  in  our  minds. Qualities such as texture,    color and smell of the thread, motivated  a  line made, not  necessarily  of  metals,  but  of  natural  fibers. 
CARALARGA refers  to  Mexican  culture  and  its  prehispanic  origins.


The experience of CARALARGA begins with the visit to Hércules we make  every  month.  Here,  Francisco,  who  has  been  working at the  yarn  area for  more than  20  years,  helps    us choose    the thickness of the thread that will subsequently be taken to the gummed process to acquire its texture.  When  this  process  is  finished,  the  thread  is stored  on  a  giant  steel  reel. This  way  it  prevents  from  tangling.  Later,  the  thread  is cut  and  rolled  into  a    big  ̈queso  Oaxaca  ̈    type of ball to make it  easier to bring  into    the  workshop and  start  with  the  creative  process.
Every  piece  that  CARALARGA  produces  is  100%  handmade.  María  del  Socorro  Gasca  Chalqueño and  Inés  Hernandez  Estrada,  our  collaborators,  dedicate  an  important  part  of  their  time  to  work  our  collections.  Thanks  to their wit,  professionalism,  compromise ,and  creativity, our designs can    be    transformed into high    quality, artisan jewelry.
Their hands  bring the value of our traditions    and    culture    to    every    customer.  We want    to    share the  story  behind  each piece, the development process,  its care and more    importantly the  hands that worked them. This way each CARALARGA can be  truly understood and fully enjoyed.