The Founder

Cristina Lynch

My mother has always been excited to share her Mexican heritage with me. Earliest memories are of us dancing to our favorite mariachi band while wearing beautiful embroidered blouses and long flowing dresses. I was always drawn to the clothing as it is soft and filled with vibrant colors, but I have since grown passionate about its rich history. Growing up in Dallas, our home was filled with traditional Mexican items, from rich textiles, pottery and art to hand-embroidered clothing. I kept thinking that there needed to be a high-end line that represented the beauty of Mexico I grew up seeing.

But it wasn’t until I moved to New York that the idea for Mi Golondrina, came together. When I was working in sales at Oscar de la Renta, I realized that I had grown up with such beautiful, handmade pieces, and I wanted to highlight their work. When I moved back to Dallas in 2013, I launched Mi Golondrina to bridge the gap between the modern woman’s wardrobe and the traditions of Mexico, enlisting artisans in small Mexican communities to hand-embroider cotton shirts, dresses, pillows, and skirts. When I started meeting with artisans in Oaxaca, I fell in love with the fact that the embroidery is very much an art to them. People always ask me why the name Mi Golondrina? When I was a little girl we would go to my grandfather's ranch house in Mexico and it had swallow nests under the roof. Golondrina is Spanish for ‘swallow’ or ‘songbird’ in Spanish, and I love to think about Mi Golondrina, or ‘My Songbird,’ flying all over the world delivering beautiful dresses from different parts of Mexico.

The Artisans

Process

Each item in the collection begins in the small villages of Mexico, hand-stitched by creative and powerful artisans. I had the pleasure of getting to know several of these artisans during one of my travels four years ago. They were wearing beautiful handmade dresses whose quality easily surpassed those found in high end retail stores. The floral embroidery design they used has been hand-stitched into dresses for over one hundred years. It is their attention to detail and quality that underscores the joy everyone feels wearing these one-of-a-kind pieces while celebrating life's most special occasions.

Showroom

The Mi Golondrina line is available in our showroom. We love visitors and we think you’ll enjoy browsing our collection.

  • 2727 W Mockingbird Lane SUITE #103
  • DALLAS, TEXAS 75235

Hours: Tues-Fri: 10:00-4:00pm.

214-377-8738

The Artisans

We have sustainable and long-term relationships with many artisan communities throughout Mexico. We're continuously in touch with the artisans we work with to collaboratively design new styles, always incorporating the traditional embroidery techniques. We pay fair wages and that is why we have such good quality and wonderful relationships with artisans. Mi Golondrina will continue to share the Mexican traditions and keep the artisans in these villages working and proud.

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