During our last sourcing trip to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, we visited the studio of Ettu Design and had the honor to witness the work of Michelle Etienne, the Owner & Art Director. Ettu Design crafts Pima cotton bedding, clothing and accessories and has become a well-recognized brand amongst the local moms in Bolivia. The sweet but fresh designs have everyone enchanted! It was founded in 2011 with one passion: to create a handcrafted collection of products for babies and kids with high quality materials.
Here’s the scoop behind the face of Ettu Design. Michelle is a successful business owner, wife and mother of two: Santiago & Zoe. She is an illustrator and graphic designer, with a Masters in Fine Arts from the Miami International University of Art & Design. With a passion for traveling, Michelle seeks inspiration in new places and different cultures, which is visible in her unique and creative designs.
Her slogan “made with love“ is a true representation of her work; Michelle makes every product by hand and from scratch from beginning to end. Each design is hand-drawn and hand-cut by her; she creates unique colors by mixing them herself and finally prints the fabric by hand.
And this is what it takes to make a single blanket...
**This design was requested specifically by an Ettu Design customer**
We are very fortunate to work with such a gifted and hardworking artisan and mom!
Gisa & Susana
Click here to check out the rest of her collection.