weaving on a loom
"There is a simple beauty and elegance to the movement of yarn" Gabriela
Abila LLC is a company that designs and manufactures textiles that are hand-woven in USA, founded by Gabriela Nazario in Atlanta, GA. Gabriela was born in Puerto Rico and obtained a B.F.A. at Savannah College of Art and Design with a major in Fibers and minors in Accessory Design and Fashion. Since graduating, she has worked for companies in NYC and Atlanta such as Oscar de la Renta, Sachin + Babi, Ankasa and Anne Barge. In 2012, Gabriela decided fulfill her dream by designing products that are hand-made in USA, specializing in weaving textiles with a traditional loom. This machines allows her to connect individual yarns merging them into a finished woven. It is a very detailed process being everything hand-made and allowing her to experiment and create amazing textures found in the finest natural yarns like wool, alpaca, silk and cotton. Having the production in USA, allows abila’s wovens to provide customize products, low minimums and quick turn around. The varieties in color and pattern give each piece a unique personality, which is attributed to the handcrafted process that identifies abila. At the moment, Gabriela has been focusing in elaborating pillows, wall art, and yardage.