CultureBaby is proud to welcome Yucu Ninu as our newest partner in our Preview Collection.
Designer Gayle Romay of Yucu Ninu is based out of Mexico City and is passionate about fair trade and supporting artisans and their traditional crafts. Each piece you'll find from their collection on CultureBaby can take weeks to months to complete. The traditional Otomi designs are inspired by local flora and fauna and are beautifully rendered in bright colors by women working within a women's cooperative at fair trade wages. By supporting these traditional artisans, Yucu Ninu helps to keep this ancient craft alive as well as supporting the families of the workers.
Yucu Ninu takes its name from the title of a song by popular Mexican folk singer Lila Downs which speaks of the Yucuninu mountain which provides sustenance to local people and animals...apropos wouldn't you say?