our brand

TEJIDO, meaning fabric in the Spanish language, creates designs that respect the interwoven relationship between our heritage, our community, and the planet.

At the heart of our brand, our designs weave together elements of the past, present, and future with the goal of promoting sustainable employment and preserving the indigenous traditions of handmade textiles.

We have the honor of working with master craftspeople and indigenous communities in Peru, who weave our designs to life. Our collections include knitwear, hand loomed ponchos, and home textiles. Always made from ecologically mindful yarns and low impact or natural dyes.


Designed in California and crafted by fair-trade artisan partners in Peru and Mexico, Tejido’s limited edition, ethical knits are crafted with the finest natural fibers and low impact dyes. Tejido’s philosophy is anchored in traditional craftsmanship and timeless design, and imbued with native wisdom. We recognize our essential interconnectedness as stewards of Mother Earth, bringing mindfulness and care to Tejido’s design, sourcing and labor.

Artisan: Indigenous technique and master craft

Sustainable: Honoring our long standing artisan partnerships

Handmade: Made by hand, sourced by heart

Las cosas que se hacen a mano, vienen directamente del corazón. The things that are made by hand, come directly from the heart.

– Oaxacan weaver

Brick and Mortar

TEJIDO COLLECTIVE est. 2020 Tejido Collective began as a showroom to showcase our Tejido Collections and collaborate with like-minded artists and makers. In our brick-and-mortar shop in Carmel by the Sea, our collective space is one of community, kinship, earthen love, and beauty.

Here, in our brick-and-mortar shops in Carmel Valley and Carmel by the Sea, as well as online, we feature one-of-a-kind arts pieces, small batch apothecary and wellness products, artisanal jewelry and so much more. Our collective space is one of community, kinship, self-care, love of the earth and moon and stars and the beauty we can create together.

Our Founders

Shanti Rackley

Shanti Rackley


Shanti Rackley was born and raised in Carmel Valley. As a child, she loved sewing, cutting the straps from her new patent Mary Janes (unbeknownst to her mama), while flipping through the World Atlas dreaming of the places she would travel. Daughter to a Mexican immigrant and a Mystic mama, Shanti has always been inspired by her cultural heritage, nature, and helping others. She earned a BA degree in psychology and social behavior from UCI, a MA in Organizational Behavior, and later a certificate from FIT in design.

Over the years Shanti has worked for some of the most talented ethical and sustainable brands in the industry including ethical jewelry designer Melissa Joy Manning, fair trade pioneers World of Good, sustainable footwear brand Coclico Footwear, and the original organic bedding company Coyuchi. In 2008 she joined the young and renegade team at Dolce Vita Inc, landing a pivotal role building a brand new division for the now famous footwear brand. It became clear, the demands of this fast fashion brand was not in alignment with her long term professional goals, so after 4 years she knew a change was needed.

In 2012 she left to start luxury artisan design brand TEJIDO and has since been sold to retailers around the world. She met her now business partner Taira in yoga and the stars aligned - the rest is history. Store 1 in Carmel Valley opened Dec 2020 + their second store opened in Carmel by-the-Sea Aug 2021!

Astrological Sign: Virgo

Favorite Self Care Ritual: Detoxifying Mud Baths at Indian Springs Calistoga, a plunge in the Russian River, Seema Energy Massages, and a good facial.

Taira Hustedt

Taira Hustedt


Taira grew up splitting her time between the Monterey Peninsula and San Diego. She remained at the beach for college and graduated with a BA in Communication from UCSB. She then set off for NYC where she attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, obtaining a BA in Fashion Merchandising & Buying. This turned into a decade of being immersed in the NYC fashion world where she consulted for some of the best, high-end specialty stores across the country and internationally. Her chief job was to seek out new and upcoming designers and trends, and then relay this to her stores so that they were at the forefront of trends and held exclusive rights to new designers. After squeezing all the fun she could out of NYC, she returned to her California roots and ended up settling back in her hometown to start a family. Back at the beach in Carmel you will find her with her two rowdy, toe-head boys and a heeler pup named Bodhi.

Astrological Sign: Pisces to a tee!

Favorite Self Care: Taking exorbitantly long baths while simultaneously binge watching K Dramas. Walking the beach with my kids + pup and taking a million pictures of the amazing Carmel Beach Sunset. Also… yoga, yoga + more yoga.

Fun Facts: Taira is gifted with slight psychic abilities.