Our Story

The colorful world of Tule began as a reinterpretation of traditional Mexican craftsmanship with a modern, inclusive perspective.

The founder, a Mexican-American living between NYC and Mexico, is an advocate of quality over quantity. That’s why Tule creates small productions of multi-functional pieces intended to be passed on from generation to generation.

The name Tule comes from the “árbol del Tule,” a millenary Montezuma cypress located in the town of Santa María del Tule in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. We're inspired, not only by the natural magnificence of the tree, but also by the legends surrounding it, and the care that it receives from younger generations.

An LGBTQ-owned small business, we’re proud to collaborate with extraordinary Oaxacan artisans to create the threads and stories behind Tule. We believe in using our business to do good. That's why we commit to upholding the dignity of our partner artisans, paying fair wages, and celebrating the diversity of their cultures, techniques, and traditions.

We hope that every purchase you make at Tule The Shop helps you build lasting memories with your friends and family.