About Us

A Potted History of who we are and what we do..

Viva la Frida was born 13 years ago from an obsession with all things Mexican and a frustration at not being able to source Oilcloth and Folk Art in the UK. Since then we have worked hard to develop the business and become specialists in Oilcloth and Mexicana.  You can read more about our story here


If you are looking for some bright and unusual oilcloth you have come to the right place.

We are oilcloth specialists and have been importing Mexican oilcloth for over a decade. We have floral oil-cloth, retro oilcloth, vintage oil cloth, fruity oilcloth, lace oilcloth, oilcloth with bright zingy colours and unusual metallic oilcloths. WE DEFINITELY DO NOT DO DULL OILCLOTH!

Oilcloth is a versatile and practical vinyl fabric that can be used in a number of ways. It is stain resistant and wipe clean. We are happy to send swatch samples of any of our oilcloths if you need to colour match, just drop us an email.


Mexico has a rich tradition of Folk Art and we try hard to source beautiful and unusual items. We have papel picados, sugar skull moulds, Mexican tin ornaments, original jewellery, Mexican loteria, Day of the Dead skulls and of course, lots of Frida Kahlo inspired pieces. We work with some lovely suppliers in Mexico who have become like friends over the years.  Our inventory is always changing so it is worth adding us to your favourites and checking regularly.

We hope you find something you like!

Viva la Frida x