The Artesão, Portuguese for the 'artisan', was born out of an idea two New Yorkers, Anna Machado and Vi Rowshankish, had for an editorial and marketplace where consumers can reconcile their love of fashion with conscious living.
The Artesão explores the fashion industry and pays tribute to the makers, especially those that use traditional craftsmanship and innovative techniques that cut out waste and pollution. Both women have traveled extensively and have gained an immense appreciation for artisan work and understand the importance of preserving these traditions in our fast-paced fashion world that threatens each craft.
Our focus is on creating a well-edited collection of designers and artisans who tell a story through their work in a socially and environmentally responsible way. We want the wearer and the creator to be empowered to make a difference by what they create and what they buy.