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Black is the New Black

Published On March 4, 2019

Thompson Traders, masters of crafting authentic, hand-hammered sinks, tubs and accessories for the kitchen and bath, launches its Oaxaca Collection, featuring its newest finish – Matte Black. The collection takes its inspiration from Oaxaca, Mexico – a region known for its excellence in black clay pottery.

Over the past year, Founder and Creative Director Alejandra Ochoa de Thompson has been working with Thompson Traders’ expert coppersmiths in Santa Clara del Cobre, Mexico to create a signature matte black finish. Their goal? Ensure that new Matte Black celebrates copper and its texture, while feeling at home with the company’s already-distinct finishes.

After much thought and with great skill, today Thompson Traders coppersmiths are able to create the new matte black finish that consumers will crave. And, the company is pleased to present its collection for the first time at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (Show) in Las Vegas.

About Thompson Traders

Alejandra Ochoa de Thompson’s dream of bringing the beauty and craftsmanship of Mexico to American homes became reality when she and her family took the bold step of launching Thompson Traders in 2003. Headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, the company owns its factory in Santa Clara del Cobre, Mexico where designs for sinks, bath tubs and accessories for the kitchen and bath come to life. There are masters at work in Santa Clara del Cobre. Masters in metals, in technique and in making one-of-a-kind, hand-hammered pieces of art. Every piece preserves the legacy of the renowned coppersmith town of Santa Clara del Cobre and supports the region – a vital mission to Thompson Traders.

Today, stainless steel, brass and nickel join copper as part of Thompson Traders’ portfolio, along with special finishes, textures and custom capabilities. No matter material or finish, though, every design is meticulously hand-hammered by coppersmiths in Santa Clara del Cobre. Each design is rooted in this magical place. Drawn and inspired, from Thompson’s heart. www.thompsontraders.com. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.