Introducing: Alegria Home

“Alegria” means joy and happiness in Spanish. And we were filled with just that when we received our first shipment of decorative pillows and cotton throws from Alegria Home. We are happy to have such beautiful items in the shop, but we are also so excited to be a part of something good like this company….

Alegria Home was founded by textile designer, Allison Joy Jones, after she spent time traveling with her husband in Mexico. She fell in love with the rich traditions of Latin America and quickly realized that this fresh inspiration she had discovered had not yet found it’s way back to the states. With the help of Aid to Artisans, Allison was able to connect with various makers in Chiapas, Mexico and Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Alegria Home’s focus is to bring business opportunities to talented artisans that would otherwise not have the ability to sell their products to a larger market. With ethical fair trade as the backbone to this company, Alegria donates part of their profits to the artisans we work with to help them promote and grow their own business. 

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Hand embroidered by Otomi artisans. Designs inspired by wall paintings on cliffs in the Mexican state of Hidalgo. $165 each. 

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Handwoven by artisans in Guatemala. Featuring an ikat striped fabric. Gold zip closure. $225 each. 

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Vintage ikat fabric from Guatemala featured on front. New natural cotton canvas on back. Gold zip closure. $165 each. 

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Woven on the pedal loom in Chiapas, Mexico by local artisans. Front of pillow features appliqués of hexagons in gray woven fabric. $175 each. 

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 Woven in Oaxaca, Mexico on the pedal loom by local artisans. We have four colors available in shop. 4.5” macrame tassels along the border. $135 each. 

 

 All items featured above are available to purchase at Coveted Home, in-store and online. Let us help you design your life!

 

 

 

 

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Author and Naturalist. Blogger and Traveler. Archaeologist by trade with a special focus on the Middle East and North Africa.
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