“To become part of the artisan’s world you should know to weave a friendship”

EMMA CARVAJAL
Founder MICHÚ

“I want to take an artisanal piece that used to be undervalued and create something that stands out anywhere in the world”.

With a broad education in different
parts of the world, Emma set out to do something unique, from the
beginning:

“I want to take an artisanal piece that used to be undervalued and create something that stands out anywhere in the world”.

The designer’s unique talent relies on the way she blends cultures and trends from across continents, with great sensitivity.

She describes herself as someone to watch out for when she has a pair of scissors in her hand. This is her way of transforming into new possibilities and expressions, every material she finds.

Her creative process begins with visiting remote parts of the country, getting to know the artisans and creating symbiotic relationships with the communities.

Working together with them, to transform the materials in her atelier, into the “author pieces” that she is known for.

WE RESPECT HISTORY WHILE MAKING OUR OWN.

“To become part of the artisan’s world you should know to weave a friendship”

EMMA CARVAJAL
Founder

For more than two decades MICHU has designed handbag collections inspired by nature with a deep respect for Colombia´s cultural heritage, using sustainable materials.

“A path forward was traced”, MICHU’s first choice are natural fibers that are transformed in the process into high-end unique pieces, that stand throughout time.

Every piece has a human touch – a living element, which combines the work of communities from different regions of the country. With a
sophisticated design, vegetable fibers, weaves, carvings, embroidery and woods, merge in the designer´s vision where Emma thrives. Reality and fantasy, come together to give birth to limited edition work’s of art.

Her work has walked the runways of the most important Latin
American designers such as Johanna Ortiz, appeared in pop-ups curated by Nina Garcia, defined personal collections of international luminaries and worn by celebrities, fashion editors, and first ladies.

Her distinctive designs are sold around the world in over 27 countries.

“SLOW, SOPHISTICATED FASHION IS OUR ETHOS”