With so many different brands competing for your attention on a daily basis, it can be overwhelming to discern genuine quality and authenticity and feel confident about where you’re spending your hard-earned money. That’s precisely why it becomes increasingly important to shop intentionally and source pieces from brands that resonate with you. As you design your living spaces, it can be rewarding to turn your focus toward brands that not only capture your ideal aesthetic but also align with your values, breathing life and cultural richness into your home.
More specifically, there are a number of Latinx-owned brands that stand out not just for their craftsmanship but for the stories they tell and the communities they support, making every piece a reflection of intentional and meaningful living. They encourage us to fill our spaces with pieces that feel like they truly belong in our homes, inspiring a celebration of heritage, craftsmanship, and purposeful creation.
Just as these brands carefully curate their selections, Home & Texture carefully curated ours. We feel confident that these eight Latinx-owned brands are ones that deserve space on your radar.
If you haven’t heard of Nopalera yet, now is the time to get familiar and give your shower experience the upgrade it deserves. Nopalera offers a selection of products formulated with Mexico’s Nopal cactus fruit, and though you can’t go wrong with any of them, our personal favorite is the Mandarina Cactus Flower Exfoliant. We’re not exaggerating when we say that the scent smells exactly like peeling open a tangerine. The three-in-one oil, exfoliant and moisturizer makes your skin seriously soft, and when paired with the Flor de Mayo Cactus soap, you’ve got a match made in heaven.
The subtle jasmine scent is appealing to even the most discerning noses, and the exfoliating beads within the soap are perfect for revealing softer, smoother skin. Not to mention, the aesthetic cactus paddle design makes any shower look cuter when it’s sitting on the shelf. Both products, along with the silicone soap dish in a matching cactus paddle shape, make for the perfect stocking stuffer. Not sure which soap scent to gift? Opt for the Soap Trio so they can decide for themselves. You (and the lucky person you gift them to) will want to keep your bathroom stocked 24/7 so that you never have to shower without Nopalera again.
Though we’re well aware your home is your sanctuary, we also know that you need products for when you decide to extend your living outdoors. That’s where Caminito comes in. If you’re someone who thrives on reading on the beach, setting up picnics at the park, or even simply laying out in the sun in your backyard, a blanket from Caminito is a must-have. With a wide range of colors and designs, there’s something to suit every taste, though we’re partial to Tierra Flor.
Each blanket is hand-woven in Mexico by skilled artisans, and the craftsmanship is evident from the moment you first open your package. Both the material and size make it perfect for taking wherever your outdoor adventures take you, from sandy shores to music festivals to cozy evenings around a campfire. Lightweight yet durable, these blankets ensure you carry a piece of comfort and cultural richness no matter how far away from home you are.
For those with a passion for sustainable living (and those who simply appreciate beautiful home decor), Materia Madura should be your go-to shop for eco-conscious, environmentally friendly pieces. We especially love the Trinket Tray, Workshop Waste Coasters and Terra Planters, though each thoughtfully crafted piece will elevate your home with a sophisticated, one-of-a-kind touch.
Specializing in the repurposing of local waste, Materia Madura transforms discarded materials into functional works of art, redefining the concept of home decor and seamlessly blending utility with aesthetics. Each piece exudes a rustic charm, infusing your living space with a natural, organic feel that not only reflects your commitment to sustainability but also adds a unique character to your home. Their collection allows you to discover how ethical choices can seamlessly merge with exceptional design, enhancing both your space and your commitment to a greener world.
If you’ve been searching for your signature home scent, we think a candle from Vela Negra should be your top contender. Our favorite is Morena, described as “Brown Skin Girl” in a fragrance. The intoxicating aroma of cocoa and vanilla bean, complete with black candle wax, makes this candle truly one of a kind, not to mention one of the most delicious-smelling candles we’ve ever tried. Each candle is hand-poured with 100% vegan coconut soy wax, and the black wax is said to absorb and dispel negative energy, supply new beginnings and provide clarity.
The combination of the color and the meaning behind it offers not only a unique aesthetic appeal but also an unparalleled candle experience that is sure to elevate the ambiance of any space, no matter where you place it. Vela Negra’s unforgettable fragrances are worth exploring both for your home and for someone else’s—we think there’ll be a scent for just about everyone on your Christmas list.
It’s safe to say that we’re obsessed with everything Jitana has to offer. The shop’s timeless, sophisticated feel is an ode to the meticulous craftsmanship and artistic vision that define each product. From salad bowls to table runners to vases, each piece has the ability to elevate your home with a natural, organic sense of style—this bohemian flair is what makes each item look as if it would fit right at home in a luxury resort in Tulum.
Each product is also entirely handmade by artisans, which means you’re incorporating one-of-a-kind pieces into your home. Jitana’s commitment to quality and design excellence is evident in every meticulously curated item, transforming everyday items into extraordinary ones. We especially love the Xena Bowl, Florence Table Runner and Binx Vase, but there’s so much more to love, it’s hard to pick just three. See for yourself and discover the piece that your home is missing.
Glassware, wood, clay, linens, mortars and pestles—you name it, and Casa Evita has got it. There’s no home that wouldn’t look more refined with home and kitchen goods from this shop. Every piece is hand-picked and sourced from Mexican artisans, and you can even meet the artisans on their website to learn more about their craft and the stories woven into each creation. These goods are imbued with authenticity, inviting you to connect with the stories and traditions embedded in each piece.
We especially love the Sacred Heart and cappuccino mugs, the large black pot head planter, and the small white onyx molcajeta. This month, 5% of sales go to a non-profit organization that helps women to better support themselves and their families, so every purchase becomes a meaningful contribution to both craftsmanship and community upliftment. Casa Evita’s one-of-a-kind artisanal products embrace warmth, vibrancy, and cultural richness and would be the perfect gift for anyone who prioritizes a touch of charm and character in their spaces.
For the person in your life who appreciates natural ingredients in their everyday beauty products, the Discovery Set from Paca Botánica—a set of six handmade soaps—is a thoughtful stocking stuffer that they’ll look forward to making space for in their routine. Paca Botánica takes soap-making to another level, creating small batches every week using plant oils, botanical infusions, clays, and essential oils. The result? Soaps that feel as good as they smell and can be used on your body, face, and hands.
With six in a set, it’s almost impossible to pick a favorite, but with clean skincare ingredients at the forefront of each product, you can’t go wrong with any of them. In fact, the story behind the creation of the brand lies in the age-old practice of the Aztecs, who used to bathe in a river by agitating the saponin-rich roots of the Amolli plant, inspiring a natural approach to skincare. With every purchase, you can feel confident that you’re supporting a brand that cares about your well-being and enriching the home products you include in your bathroom.
Echeri Ceramics is run by a husband and wife duo who believe in creative and playful design, and each item is a testament to that philosophy. Echeri offers unique, lovable pieces that defy the standardized offerings of mass-produced collections from bigger name-brand stores. Each ceramic creation is not merely an item but a work of art, carefully molded to infuse your space with personality and charm. By shopping Echeri, you’re acquiring a beautiful product while also inviting a touch of artistic individuality into your home.
Their newest collection, the Stone series, isn’t launching until December 5, but until then, you can shop our favorite pieces in their dinnerware collection available now: the Desert Plate in Speckled Blush and the Everything Bowl in Speckled Organdi White. With Christmas around the corner, now is the perfect time to upgrade your dinnerware and shop pieces that will put a smile on your face each and every time you use them.
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by Marissa | January 18, 2023
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