The "Piteado works" is mainly well known because the Belts
hand made embroidered with cactus fiber. that any other
item made in the same way, which more that a cowboy's fashion is a identity style from rancher- ranger people that has grow on the
country away from the biggest city, people that knows how to ride a horse and how to develop cattle activities, rodeo lover’s and
people that appreciate the genuine and well elaborated unique items on its wear.
But today this genuine art have the big challenger
to adapt fast with to many others cowboys fashion choices to every taste that looks this art as it is like to back the oldies fashion.
For a recently short time was trying to recover its customer acceptation back that once ago had among the Latino culture, with the
new Mexican country dancing music, but at this time there is a lot of competition with new products manufactured of exotic leathers
among others, so the biggest trading marks do not look this artcrafmen as a profitable activity and they put their eyes today focused
on items made of exotic skins like alligator, ostrich, caiman and some others furs allowed for the CITES ("Convention on International
Trade in Endangered Species"). The bad and abusive image that some artcrafmen have been left to the good faith at customers request,
Had transformed with the time the environment of those artcrafstman leaving those producers alone with all their individuals problems
included when there is a lot of people trying to work in harmony around to make just a product.
This is one of the biggest "against
situations" that most of the investor see as a big risk to invest on those small artisans groups with the good will of work, but with
a very old mentality harder to make the exchange it, most of those artcraftmen groups have not realized there is a big new wall to
deal beginning with the advertisement, promotions, and the time to invest to recover the peoples faith and preference to wear a unique
and genuine attire.
Some Mexican government states are trying to fix the problem from outside believing that with promotion and give
money for free to some communities of artisans or the creations of legends, myths or singers could rescue it, but unless in Mexico
the major artisan's communities problem is from inside of those groups that still have in mind the old times when the quality and
the responsibilities to satisfy every customer request was not a need. Some of those government's states even made a human exploitation
practices in theirs jails where pay almost nothing to their resident at exchange of working on those embroideries.
OBREGON CORP. We respect and admire in all senses the inhabitants of those rehabilitations criminals centers that just made biggest
efforts to get pretty and original creations coming from inside of their soul, but our internal policy as a company do not encourage
commercial relation with parties taking illegal advantages from those rehabilitation centers that help the grow up of some bunch of
opportune externals group or people whom also take their share from this human exploitation with the fairly tale of human rehabilitation
with low wages, and we highly recommend to do not encourage or support those unfair groups around those rehabilitations centers. We
also do not deal with any government entity around or involve in this art, we believe the first (The inhabitants of those rehabilitations
criminal centers been exploited) are a direct cause for the second people involved here (Governments whit short opportunities creations).
The second one, people from Latin-American Government should be on the place of the first One mentioned here. Our company looks and
works with the clean environment in faithful communities and with people that understand the circle of the well done
hard work to
preserve and together create jobs opportunities.
The natural cactus fiber (Pita or ixtle in Spanish) from where the Threads are made is obtained from a variety of the American maguey (Aechmea magdalenae) cultivated in the tropical Mexican jungles between the states of Oaxaca, Veracruz, Tabasco, Guerrero and Chiapas, in previous choose spots that have the weather and humidity conditions to insure a good harvest some times behind the shadow of biggest trees or in the middle of coffee plantations this kind of Agaves Americana families, require until eight years of full cares to get the right maturity to cut it away and make the cactus fiber process.
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