Our Story – Our Legacy
VERDI is a Colombian textile studio that reinterprets tradition to create unique homeware, fashion and art pieces for those aesthetically and socially aware. VERDI started in the Colombian mountains in 1995 with Carlos Vera Dieppa, a pioneer in Latin American textile design that worked with the people of Curití, Santander, and developed a unique technique of intertwined natural fibers and copper threads that resulted in the first ever VERDI RUG. After his passing in 2010, his son Tomás and his daughter Cristina, not only brought his technique back to life, but went on to create a brand that now lives and breathes a legacy based on both family and traditional Colombian craftsmanship. The name VERDI comes from “Charlie’s” last names: VEra – DIEppa.
Now a textile studio, VERDI carries fique and metal rugs, organic-silk cushions, plantain-fiber and copper-thread curtains, textiles, tableware and silver-plated handbags, among other handwoven items. Having been included twice in Surface Magazine’s “THE LIST” as “one of the brands that are shaping the design world”, having collaborated with designers like Johanna Ortiz and having sold at retailers like Bergdorf Goodman, Moda Operandi and Net-A-Porter, VERDI is now a multidimensional design studio that combines craftsmanship with luxury to create homeware, fashion and art products for the aesthetically and socially inclined.
Social Responsibility and Sustainability
VERDI strives to create sustainable design with every bit of the quality and ease inherent to the luxury market. In each of our products, there is a result beyond a craft and a technique: there is the weaver’s essence, the dyer’s story, the farmer’s state of mind and heart, and it is all part of the grander spectrum that is Colombian culture. We proudly support more than 25 families of farmers in Curití, Colombia, where we source our main fibers. All of our products are made in-house in the VERDI workshop, by our master weavers. VERDI is comprised of almost 25 weavers whose expertise is the result of generations of practice, patience and consistency. Our 2019 Eco-Friendly Dye Project is comprised of 200 VERDI-exclusive colors that guarantee the dyer’s welfare, no footprint, and color durability.