Gabriel Rodriguez / Mexica Crafts
leather / shoes & accessories
Hometown: Woodstock, NY
Gabriel Rodriguez of Mexica Crafts is the talent behind his collection of exclusive handcrafted leather mocs, boots, purses and more. From his Woodstock, NY location, he meticulously creates one-of-a-kind pieces from supple leather that exude comfort and style. His creations are reminiscent of the Native American culture and are available in a range of hues, including browns, greys, greens, red and more. The leather develops a rich patina over time, adding to its appeal. In an era when it’s often said that “they don’t make things like they used to,” Mexica Crafts reminds us that artisans are still crafting quality products. Crafted by hand with attention to detail, many of the items are embellished with fringe, braiding details and contrast stitching. Rodriguez describes his designs as having great energy and a connection with the earth. “They are unique pieces, just like each individual.” Customers often say that his leather creations are beautiful art to wear and that there’s spirit and personality in each piece.