This Adelita little girl dress (or you can also call revolutionary dress) is made by women in communities near Mexico city.
For Mexican Revolution commemoration the most recognized outfits are for sure Adelitas. Adelita is the nickname given to women who fought alongside men in the Mexican Revolution from 1910 to 1920. It was used by women that would come to the battlefield and traveled with the revolutionary armies to help to cook meals, provide care to the wounded, wash clothes, etc.
Bright colors, summery prints, and lovely ruffles are all in order to ring in Cinco de Mayo. This outfit is used everywhere in Mexico for celebrations and festivities.
We are working with co-ops of women that work together to make pieces of art using their available time at home to embroider and woven. We support the indigenous families of Mexico empowering them to earn a stable income and providing a window to the world for their products with a fair trade price. Using our product you are sharing the story of women in Mexico whose hearts and dreams are carried in this piece.