about

Nipomo was born to celebrate the local craft and traditions of Mexico and California.

Born on the border of California and Mexico, we were raised at a cultural crossroads. As a mother and daughter team (Elizabeth and Liz) we collaborate with skilled artisans from our home country of Mexico. Designing a modern product with traditional methods of making allows us to create unique products while preserving a slice of history, art, and craft.

The design process starts at our San Francisco studio, taking inspiration from its diverse landscape. Leather straps are handcrafted in our San Diego studio. Our colorful blankets come straight from a family run business in the heart of an old artisan city in Mexico. Each item is created as a tribute to Mexico’s color and craft.

Nipomo is an indian word meaning "foot of the hill" and is also a small coastal town in California. Its founder, William G. Dana and his wife Maria Josefa Carrillo raised 13 children there, all of whom learned  both English and Spanish, as well as the native language of the Chumash indians. They lived their lives celebrating the union of different cultures and preserving the local history.

Our collection of functional goods proudly supports traditional makers and their communities in both Mexico and California. Click here to see more about how our blankets are woven. 

 

Thanks for visiting!
Gracias por su visita! 

-  Liz