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EDITION N° 12

XZAE A COMPANY THAT WEAVES FASHION AND ANCESTRY FROM THE SOUTH OF COLOMBIA

Xzae Design, a textile design company focused on creating knitted garments with contemporary designs.
Gema Lucy Molina Martínez
Communicator SENA Nariño
2022/JANUARY

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San Juan de Pasto (Nariño),. Creativity has always been the great ally of Francisco Esteban Sepulveda, the proud fashion designer and a fundamental pillar of Xzae Design, a textile design company focused on creating knitted garments with a unique and contemporary design in Pasto, Nariño. “Xzae is not just any textile company, Francisco is inspired by his land, his roots, his trips and everything that sparks his imagination, ideas that he later translates into garments through thread and color. “It has been 17 years, a whole process in which we have played with infinite techniques, shapes and materials that have allowed us to understand how we can invent creatively.”
“Xzae was created about 8 years ago thanks to the SENA Emprender Fund in Nariño. “I found out about the entity when I was finishing my finance degree, then I began to review how I could create a finantially estable company, and be able to position it.”
This company works hand in hand with artisans from Nariño in the recovery of some artisanal techniques such as Barniz de Pasto, woven in Guanga with the community of Pastos in Cumbal, Embroidery and Woven by hand with a different concept.

According to its creator, Francisco Esteban Sepulveda, XZAE combines a mixture of words to design. A fusion that allows extravagant forms, but that also introduces a language from abstract art, seeking to experiment with several forms, techniques and textures, resulting in exquisite garments.

In 2013 and after two attempts, Francisco managed to receive a capital of more than 100 million pesos through the Emprender Fund, which he used to stablish his company. He assures that since then, he has received total suport from SENA, “Not one hundred percent, I think one thousand percent… Starting with our advisor, thanks to her we know how to overcome all the difficulties that an enterprise has in real life and get to the point where we are today, representing our region through art in Colombia and the world”. As a result of all its efforts, Xzae Desing has achieved local and national recognition and has participated in catwalks in Colombia and abroad such as: Bogotá Fashion Week in 2018, Africa Fashion Week in 2019 and Montecarlo Fashion Week Online Version, 2020.
Today, Francisco directs his business to new marketing and clothing models by using technology as the main tool, but without neglecting that representative brand, which is hand weaving. “We customize our garments so that they can be recognized as unique pieces, which cannot be found easily in the market.” In 2020 he was the winner of the SENA Emprender 2020 recognition in the Orange Economy category. He was nominated to represent the entity at Expo Dubai from December 18 to December 24 of this year in the entrepreneurship category.
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FRANCISCO, THE ENTREPRENEUR WHO TURNED FABRIC INTO FASHION

Creativity has always been the great ally of Francisco Esteban Sepulveda.
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Carlos Mario Estrada Molina: SENA General Director.
Pilar Navarrete Rivera: SENA Head Office Communications.
Editorial Committee: Guillermo Martin, Karen Camacho y Fernando García. General Information: Journalists General Direction Regional Communicators. Design: República Audiovisual.