Our story

We are a young couple from Dominican Republic. Ricardo Ariel Toribio is an actor/ musician from Santiago and Natalia Ortega Gamez is a designer/ artist from Santo Domingo. Los tejedores is a project about linking the tradition of weaving with natural materials with a contemporary design novelty. We work from Santo Domingo with dominican and haitian artisans. We wanted to work on a project together for a very long time. We collect woven objects, have many artisans friends and are always looking for the next artist to work with. We hire artisans at fair prices, and invest all our profits back into buying more materials and hiring more to work with. We’re still a young company, so for us it’s important right now to invest any money we make back into the weaving, so we can generate more opportunities for these artisans and elevate their incredibly valuable techniques.