32 Estados was born in Switzerland out of the idea of curating hand-crafted and unique pieces from up-and-coming Mexican designers. We are interested in connecting the pieces you select with their historical and cultural context and that you enjoy them as much as we do.
Carla Rosales is the founder of 32 Estados. She was born in Mexico City and currently finds herself living in Switzerland. It is her intent to spread the word about all the positive things that her country has to offer. Mexico is a vast and diverse country and our traditions, food, clothing, and crafts, that make for our proud heritage, she wants to share with the world. She would love for you to enjoy the pieces that we have curated for you and that you will experience our culture and history every time you use it. Learn more about Carla's story.
Handmade with culture and vision
Each one of the products that you select are handmade with care in small batches with a contemporary design in mind that incorporates both past and present traditions. Several pieces are one of a kind; the person that hand-made the item works and gets inspiration by their surroundings and colors, thus each piece varies in pattern and color. The concept, inspiration and design variance make each work unique and one of a kind.
Our 32 States
Mexico is rich and diverse as evidenced by each of the 32 states in the nation. Just imagine; we have a total of 1,972,550 km2 of land (around 5 times the size of Germany). This allows for a very diverse natural landscape, and each state and region provides a special tradition and history that shows up in our daily life and contemporary design.
Mexico’s arts and culture scene is booming and is on par with the biggest fashion and design centers in the world. A generation of young, hip designers is coming out in Mexico and creating a buzz worldwide.They are presenting socially responsible brands that work together with native communities, artists who rescue old craftsmanship traditions to design beautiful pieces and industrial designers that source locally or use traditional processes and handwork to develop innovative ideas.
Your shopping experience
In big cities such as Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla, Oaxaca, Mérida, you can find special design stores, design markets, specialized boutiques, as well as pop-up shops with one of a kind products, created with high-quality materials, and a special local touch. We want you to be able to experience your shopping experience as if you were walking through the design stores all over our 32 States.