Our handpicked artesanos live in the Michoacán region and along the shores of Lake Pátzcuaro. Removed from the commercialisation of larger cities, these artisans have passed on their skills from one generation to the next, supporting their families by creating gorgeous, one of a kind pieces with their time-tested tools and techniques. Virginie has personally met each of these artesanos, seeking them out to collaborate with her on stunning, exquisitely-worked silver jewellery, cunningly woven canastas (paniers), and intricately embroidered cuentos for the discerning fashionista. Through collaboration with VBM, each artesano can continue to practice their heritage and way of life in a sustainable fashion.
VBM is proud to offer a range of exquisite jewellery and accessories found nowhere else. These unique offerings are possible due to the extraordinary level of collaboration between Virginie and the artesanos of the Pátzcuaro region. Combing the marketplaces and craft fairs, Virginie seeks out talented artesanos who are recognised as leaders within their fields.
Often, the artesano represents an entire family business, as skills are passed down from generation to generation and younger family members do the harder, more physical work that the older family members cannot. Living in small communities surrounding the lake and mountains around Lake Pátzcuaro, these artesanos preserve their heritage and make their living through their craft, selling their merchandise to tourists or local shops.