We are Moacir & Skye and together we are Cielo Collective.
Cielo: [ pronounced: See – eh – lo ], is Spanish for heaven or sky ( hint-hint: Skye ) and it can also be a place or state of supreme happiness, or at least it is for me :) - Moacir
We partner with highly skilled artisans throughout Mexico and Guatemala to develop and source beautifully handcrafted accessories, clothing and decor. Each piece is hand crocheted, handwoven, hand embroidered or hand sewn, never mass produced and made with years of tradition.
Residing in the stunning Sunshine Coast of Australia, each piece resonates with our coastal lifestyle. They are unique designs made for every day life, wandering the globe, a cosy corner in your home and for days by the sea.
We have a passion and love for the traditional artistic processes of artisans throughout Mexico and Guatemala. It is our goal to share this beauty, skill and spirit with you so that you can develop a deeper appreciation for their art.
We want you to not only value each design but also the hands that made them. To do this, we proudly share the details of all of our artisan partners, who are members of established embroidery, crochet and weaving cooperatives or small family businesses.
Each of their unique designs are made in their own homes, workshops or cooperative groups and they decide the value of their creations. Our focus is on making sustainable partnerships so that we can support these amazing craftsmen and women into the future.
We also support Mision Mexicowho provide a loving, secure family home for children of all ages who have been abused, neglected, orphaned or abandoned, and mostly from backgrounds of extreme poverty. Opened by Australians Pam and Alan Skuse, Mision Mexico has been changing lives in Tapachula, Chiapas, through love, life and hope since 2001.
What have we been up to in isolation? I have been growing our little girl. We are very excited to bring her into the world in just a couple of months! I have absolutely loved wearing Cielo throughout my pregnancy so felt inspired to share a few of my favourite designs, versatile enough for before, during and after pregnancy.
This week was Fashion Revolution Week. It is a time where people all over the world come together to ask their favourite brands #whomademyclothes? Brands and retailers around the world are asked to step up and be transparent about their supply chains.
Today is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is #EachforEqual where “we can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world”.