Established in 2016 by Catalina Marin, a native of Chile, TREKO has been devoted to both sharing and safeguarding the rich textile heritage of Chiloé's artisans—an enthralling region in Southern Chile. At its core, TREKO is driven by an unwavering commitment to craft the most exceptional, top-tier woolen creations. Born from the desire to preserve Chilean textile traditions, the brand unites the skillful products of these master artisans with the creative world of designers and retailers, marking their debut on this platform.
The art of weaving and knitting on Chiloé Island has transformed over centuries, with origins tracing back to the Spanish influence. The significance of these textiles once led them to become a crucial income source for the island. In the face of relentless months of challenging weather, these techniques have been diligently handed down through generations, with each family specializing in distinctive weaving and wool-spinning methods, culminating in the crafting of truly unparalleled pieces.