Colombian jewelry and accessories designer Mercedes Salazar launched her eponymous brand in 2001. Since its inception, she built alliances with Colombian artisans and indigenous communities bringing their ancestral techniques into the manufacturing process to create luxury pieces that tell stories and honor artisan hands.
Nowadays, Mercedes Salazar is a global brand with a complete product portfolio, offering contemporary jewelry, fashion accessories, and a home line, handmade by master artisans in Colombia. The majority of the pieces are made with natural materials (raffia) and/or recycled materials. Female-owned, Mercedes Salazar is Prop 65 compliant – no harmful chemicals or dyes with an outdoor/covered workspace in the small town (Usiacuri).
Stories are conveyed through each piece, with the designs being born from Mercedes' experiences, travels, and learnings. The company is currently present in 20 markets across the Americas, Europe, the UK, and Asia, and distributes worldwide through its website.