Cholita Skirt – Blue on black

Cholita Skirt – Blue on black


A skirt directly inspired by the indigenous women from Bolivia (Cholitas) and customized to be one of your favorites!
Available in: Blue on black – Black on black – Turqoise.
Material: Cotton – Acrylic.

Sizes: S-M-L

Designed by ZAFAR
N/A. In stock N/A 0.1 kg , . , .


ZAFAR specializes in Andean textiles

Naira Sandoval Villegas studied fashion design in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the Argentine Fashion School. She worked almost 2 years at “Prima Vintage” an independent design studio in the Bohemian neighborhood of San Telmo in Buenos Aires.
She returned to Bolivia in 2011 with the idea of changing the “Made in Bolivia” design. She worked as a graphic designer at “Avant Textiles” (an independent studio) and later at Imtex SRL as a pattern apprentice. That same year she decided to quit to start a micro-enterprise of Textile Design and Recycling.

Thus, at the end of 2011 ZAFAR Textile Design and Recycling was born, a micro-enterprise inspired by the popular imagination of Bolivia.

Currently, one of the biggest products that brings a lot of work are the “mankanchas” skirts, inspired by the cholitas skirts. Zafar saw the beauty of these garments and decided to externalize them and turn them into cutting edge urban ready-to-wear. At first she used the fabrics the cholitas used, but, because Zafar starts trends, she decided to begin embroidering new fabrics and colors, decorating fabric and colors that the cholitas do not use. She did this easily because the minds of the large embroidery manufacturers were closed, because retail is more expensive than wholesale.

After 4 years, Zafar was able to expand nationally and sells in 9 stores in Bolivia.

They now have the challenge to expand to foreign markets with the help of Inamilli.


TERESA: Dressmaker by profession

Teresa studied dressmaking, fashion design and mass production clothing. But from the beginning she decided not to work in an industry and set up her own workshop. At first, she also sold children’s clothing at a store in a mall to earn a little money. That was where she began to know her future customers, talking about dressmaking. In the end, she left the children’s store to dedicate herself solely to her workshop.

She’s known Naira for 5 years when they were both taking a dressmaking class to improve their techniques. However, Naira knows more about design and Teresa dressmaking, so they decided to work together 3 years ago when Naira came back from Argentina.

Teresa loves her work. She does everything, but enjoys collaborating with Naira through clothing and accessories that are out of the ordinary and value the Bolivian culture. The clothing is finer than usual. She enjoys each job she has and would never reject even one because she likes sewing so much.

She manages her time and works in her workshop where Naira brings her the fabrics and patterns she has to sew. This way she can continue working for her other customers at the same time.


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