Ceferina emerges from a time of personal change back in 2009. Bored with the old professional lifestyle I was eager for something new… but as it happens in every situation of change, I was scared. Scared of the challenge: a leap into the unknown that would take me to my new passion. And so it was, I jumped into the sea of change only to surface with my new creation: Ceferina.
Feeling scared of such a transformation I found myself remembering the soft and cozy feeling of snuggling into my Poncho when I was a child. The natural yarn would caress my skin, warming me up in the cold evenings and giving me the sense of protection, probably the same feeling that “Gauchos” felt when wearing the traditional Argentine coat.
This is what Ceferina is all about: bringing to the fashion industry the comfortable and stylish Poncho, traditionally handcrafted with natural wool and fair trade commitment with a refined and sensuous feminine touch.
Each garment is the combination of passion and dedication of many, starting with a design only made true through the hands of our committed and delicate artisans who have learnt the art of weaving and natural dyeing from their ancestors.
Today we are proud to offer you not only the best natural woven Ponchos but our Home products as well. We make bedspreads, placemats and a variety of stylish items to decorate your home.
The making of your garment
How is your Poncho made?
Each piece tells us a story that started a long time before it reached your hands. A long libretto with many characters involved: each one leaving a trace of beauty and originality along the way.
Each piece is handcrafted with love and care, constantly seeking detailed attention and commitment to traditional art to make my designs different and unique. The uniqueness of each Poncho or Bedspread resides in the fact that most of them were woven in a traditional vertical loom and the final piece is a result of the artisan’s skill and her ancient knowledge of the material which has been safeguarded from generation to generation for more than a century.
It all starts when the newly shorn wool arrives and a spindle is used to make the yarn. Then, the best ones are carefully handpicked and they are all cut at the same length and laid onto the vertical loom to start with the weaving. The pattern has already been made before so that each string is aligned into place to be interwoven into the new cloth. Each piece is then finished by hand to give birth to your smoothly finished masterpiece adding crochet or fringe finishing to the garment.
Your garments were not made by a machine. They were handcrafted with love and care by these women who dedicate their whole life to this beautiful task: weaving.
Today we are proud to offer you not only the best natural woven Ponchos but our Home products as well. We make Throws, placemats and a variety of stylish items to decorate your home.
We also offer a Ruana shawl rental service for social and corporate events.
Come and meet us and remember that when you wear your Ceferina Poncho there is a story woven in each garment.