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Habitats, the first fabric collection designed by Chocochips. Original patterns for quilting, for sewing, for imagining, for creating.
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Chocochips is a brand dedicated to the creation of unique textiles, all made with love, in a special way, incorporating the client's wishes, and the inimitable style of Julia Reyes Retana’s designs. Everything is handmade, with materials selected because of their quality and beauty. Chocochips' signature products are the quilts, each one being unique. They are all handmade, and no quilt is like another. Julia has designed each one of them.

Chocochips es una marca dedicada a la creación de piezas textiles únicas, todas hechas con cariño, de manera especial, incorporando los deseos del cliente y el estilo irrepetible de los diseños de Julia Reyes Retana. Todo está hecho a mano, con materiales seleccionados por su calidad y belleza.

El producto insignia de Chocochips son las colchitas (quilts), cada una es única. Todas están hechas a mano y ninguna colcha es igual a otra. Julia ha diseñado cada una de ellas.

 

 

Julia Reyes Retana is the designer and founder of Chocochips; around 15 years ago, she started dedicating a lot of her time to knitting, sewing and textile design, being the patchwork or quilting one of her favorite activities. She studied architecture and has mainly been dedicated to designing sets, lighting, costumes, and textile plants. The design of Julia's pieces is characterized by a very fun and colorful look; the inspiration comes from the theater and its characters, from children's stories and illustration, from the universes, from the animals and flowers, from geometry and the color palette, and since almost 4 years ago, from her children and their world. Five years ago, Julia started making quilts for her friends and family and started getting requests, in response to this, she created the Chocochips brand.

Julia Reyes Retana es la diseñadora y fundadora de Chocochips, hace alrededor de 15 años empezó a dedicar gran parte de su tiempo al tejido, a la costura y el diseño textil, siendo el patchwork o quilting una de sus actividades favoritas. Estudió arquitectura y se ha dedicado principalmente al diseño de escenografía, iluminación, vestuario e instalaciones textiles. El diseño de las piezas de Julia se caracteriza por una estética divertida y muy colorida, la inspiración viene del teatro y sus personajes, de los cuentos y la ilustración infantil, de los universos, los animales y las flores, de la geometría y las gamas de colores y desde hace casi 4 años, de sus hijos y su mundo. Desde hace hace cinco años Julia empezó a hacer colchas para su familia y amigos y empezó a recibir pedidos, como respuesta a esto creó la marca Chocochips.

 

 

The Chocochips workshop started at Julia's house; she sewed everything until late at night while her son slept. Afterward, Mariano joined her as Workshop Coordinator, and little by little they started training what now is the brand-new sewing team. In January 2016, the Chocochips Workshop opened its doors in the Juarez neighborhood, in Mexico City; there, they design and produce the quilts and make all the pieces and sewing; it also functions as a showroom to see, get inspired, place, and pick up orders, and it's also sewing classroom; the students are, for the most part, women and young mothers that come to the Workshop to learn sewing or to practice their skills, but mostly, to have a good time in a warm and relaxed environment.

 El taller Chocochips empezó en casa de Julia, ella lo cosía todo hasta altas horas de la noche mientras su hijo dormía, después se integró Mariano como coordinador del taller y poco a poco empezaron a capacitar al que ahora es el flamante equipo de costura.

En enero de 2016 abrió sus puertas el Taller Chocochips en la colonia Juárez, en la Ciudad de México, ahí se diseñan y confeccionan las colchitas y se producen todas las piezas y costuras, funciona también como showroom para ver, inspirarse, hacer y recoger pedidos y además es salón de clases de costura, las alumnas son, en general, mujeres y mamás jóvenes que vienen al Taller a aprender a coser o a practicar sus habilidades, pero sobre todo a pasar un buen rato en un ambiente cálido y relajado. 

 

 

Every time we go fabric-shopping, we notice the lack of good-quality materials with fun patterns that we like; many times, we limit ourselves to the use of solid fabrics because we are unable to find patterns that would align with Chocochips' look. Most of the patterns that we use are imported fabrics, therefore, we want to solve this problem and design our own collection of fabrics to make our products, but also, so that people can use them and make whatever they like with them. The guiding concept for the fabric design are the Habitats, as well as the elements and characters that inhabit them. The idea emerged from the intention of telling stories, but to avoid telling specific stories, we created universes so that everyone can tell their own. The Habitats will be Mountain, Little Houses, Sky, and Miniature World. With our collection of fabrics, we will make things that we didn’t make before, precisely because of the lack of originality and quality of fabrics that we found in Mexico, such as duvet covers, pillows, table linen, children and baby clothing, and we will incorporate them in our quilts.

Cada vez que vamos a comprar telas, notamos la falta de material de buena calidad y con estampados divertidos y que nos gusten, muchas veces restringimos el uso a telas sólidas por no encontrar estampados que se alineen con la estética de Chocochips. La mayoría de los estampados que usamos son telas importadas, así que queremos resolver ese problema y diseñar nuestras propia colección de telas, para hacer nuestros productos, pero también para que la gente las pueda usar y hacer con ellas lo que quiera.

El concepto rector del diseño de las telas son lo Hábitats, así como los elementos y personajes que los habitan. La idea surge de la intención de contar historias, pero para no contar historias específicas creamos universos para que cada quien cuente las suyas. Los Hábitats serán: Montaña, Casitas, Cielo y Mundo Miniatura. Con nuestra propia colección de telas haremos cosas que antes no hacíamos, justamente por la falta de originalidad y calidad de las telas que encontrábamos en México, como fundas para edredón, cojines, ropa de mesa, ropa para niños y bebés y las incluíremos en nuestros quilts.

 

 These are some examples of the rewards we designed for you, and we will be pleased to made them with the same love and care we do all of our products, or even more! And stay tuned because we will update this section with more pictures, so come back later!!

Estas son algunas de las recompensas que hemos diseñado para ti y que  estaremos encantados de hacer con el mismo cariño y cuidado con el que hacemos todos nuestros productos, pero más!! Estaremos actualizando esta sección con más fotos así que, vuelve pronto!!

 

 

 

The plan is for Julia to design the fabrics as well as all its applications, to send them off to be printed with a specialized provider and this way, we'll have rolls of fabric of approximately 50 yards, ensuring that all pieces that we produce with them have the same quality; also, it makes much more sense, and it's more affordable to produce fabric this way instead of ordering just a few feet. We will look for the best provider, with the best fabric and quality of patterns, but also the most environmentally responsible.

El plan es que Julia diseñe las telas así como todas sus aplicaciones, para después mandar a estamparlas con un proveedor especializado, y de esta manera tener rollos de tela de 50 yardas aproximadamente y asegurar que todas las piezas que produzcamos con ellas tengan la misma calidad, además de que hace mucho más sentido y es más costeable producir la tela de esta manera que mandar a hacer pocos metros. Buscaremos al mejor proveedor, con la mejor tela y calidad en estampados, pero además el más responsable con el medio ambiente.

 

 With your help, we will be able to make an old dream of having our own line of fabrics, designed at the workshop and accessible for those who would like to make things with their own hands, come true, and to thank you we have thought of some incredible rewards that we will make with the same love and care that we put into all our products, and of course, made with our soon-to-be new fabrics. Every contribution is super useful to us and will be rewarded with digital stationery, patterns, a mug with its own quilted coaster, a quilted tote, a sewing course in our workshop or even a quilt the size of your preference, that we will design together.

Con tu ayuda podremos hacer realidad un viejo sueño de tener una línea de telas propia, diseñada en el taller y accesible para quien quiera hacer cosas con sus manos y para agradecerte tenemos pensadas unas recompensas increíbles que haremos con el mismo cuidado y cariño que le ponemos a todos nuestros productos y claro con nuestras próximas telas nuevas. Toda aportación nos es super útil y será recompensada con papelería digital, estampas, una taza con su coaster acolchado, una tote acolchada, un curso de costura en nuestro taller o hasta un quilt del tamaño que quieras y que diseñaremos juntos.

 

Risks and challenges

The greatest challenge for this project is finding the ideal supplier that would offer the best quality both in the base of the fabric, as well as in the printing; fortunately, we have some options, and the solution is searching and testing until we find the best one.

El desafío más grande de este proyecto es encontrar al proveedor ideal que nos ofrezca la mejor calidad tanto en la base de la tela como en la impresión, afortunadamente tenemos algunas opciones y la solución está en buscar y hacer pruebas hasta encontrar al mejor.

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    You on our wall/Tú en nuestro muro

    Your name and personalized picture as one of the characters of our fabrics, published in the acknowledgments section on our social media/Tu nombre y tu foto personalizada como uno de los personajes de nuestras telas publicada en la sección de agradecimientos en nuestras redes sociales.

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    On your desk/En tu escritorio

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    In your bacpack/ En tu mochila

    A multicolor case for pencils, pens or whatever you use to write or draw (unique pieces)/ Un estuche multicolor para lápices, plumas o lo que uses para escribir o dibujar (piezas únicas).

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    On your table/En tu mesa

    Mug + coaster quilted with one of our beautiful new fabrics /Taza + coaster acolchado con una de nuestras preciosas nuevas telas.

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    In your hands/En tus manos

    Charm pack (5” squares pack) of our new fabrics to make whatever you'd like/ Charmpack (paquete de cuadritos de 5") de nuestras nuevas telas con el que puedes hacer lo que quieras.

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    Before Christmas/ Antes de Navidad

    A banner with an embroidered drawing. You send us a photo of someone or something you want and we turn it into a drawing that we then draw with thread in the machine, a personalized and super special gift for this Christmas./ Un pendón con un dibujo bordado. Nos mandas una foto de alguien o algo que quieras y la convertimos en un dibujo que después trazamos con hilo en la máquina, un regalo personalizado y super especial para esta Navidad.

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    En tu hombro

    Tote bag acolchada, hecha de nuestras preciosas telas con tus iniciales bordadas a mano.

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    On your shoulder

    Quilted tote bag made with our beautiful fabrics, with your hand-embroidered initials.

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    We did it together/Lo hicimos juntos

    Kit to make your own quilted tote bag and access to the tutorial where we'll teach you how to make it, step-by-step/ Kit para hacer tu propia tote bag acolchada y acceso al tutorial donde te diremos paso a paso como hacerla.

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    At the workshop/En el taller

    We invite you to the workshop, and we'll teach you how to make your own personalized set of four coasters with your initials; the mug, the tea, and the materials will be provided by us. Notice: You'll be responsible for paying the cost of transportation from your location to the workshop/Te invitamos al taller y te enseñamos a hacer tu propio juego de 4 coasters personalizado con tus iniciales, la taza, el té y el material corren por nuestra cuenta, nota: el traslado desde donde estés al taller corre por tu cuenta.

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    On your baby/En tu bebé

    Patterned tote + baby quilt (3' x 3') with the design of your choice, made with Chocochips fabrics/Tote estampada + quilt de bebé (1 x 1m) con el diseño que quieras hecho con las telas Chocochips.

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    En el curso

    Taza + inscríbete a cualquiera de los cursos que ofrecemos en nuestro taller, tenemos costura básica e intermedia, son 4 sesiones y desde la primera haces algo bonito y funcional, inlcuye todo el material. nota: el traslado desde donde estés al taller corre por tu cuenta.

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    At the course

    Mug + enroll in any of the courses that we offer at our workshop. Notice: You'll be responsible for paying the cost of transportation from your location to the workshop/Taza + inscríbete a cualquiera de los cursos que ofrecemos en nuestro taller, tenemos costura básica e intermedia, son 4 sesiones y desde la primera haces algo bonito y funcional, inlcuye todo el material. nota: el traslado desde donde estés al taller corre por tu cuenta.

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    On everything/En todo

    Mug + patterned tote + charm pack + TV Blanket (4.5' x 5')/Taza+tote estampada + charmpack + Tv Blanket (1.40 x 1.60m)

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    En nuestros corazones

    Diseña tu propia colcha con nosotros del tamaño que quieras (individual, matrimonial, queen, king) con las telas Chocochips y te la hacemos.

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