Spirits of Creation

Spirits of Creation As you know, our main focus since the pandemic hit has been maintaining our teams safety and coming up with creative ways of ensuring their income. The Spirits of Creation Bucket Hats are one of them. Witnessing the resilience of Allpamama, Mother Earth, as she flourished during shutdown was incredibly inspiring. It … Read more

As a creative, am I exoticizing a culture or establishing a respectful collaboration?

As Ecuador is a multinational and intercultural country, the usual thing should be to naturalize the ethnic diversity that exists in the country in a constant way, not only when it is desired to appropriate their customs and traditions in commercial areas. Any artist whose source of inspiration derives from a specific culture is responsible … Read more

An open conversation on the revindication of ethnic diversity through design

An open conversation on the revindication of ethnic diversity through design An open conversation with Beth Realpe, Allpa Maigua and Sara Fuentes. The panelists: The conversation: The summary: On July 12, a discussion was held to address issues related to ethnodiversity in the areas of design, modeling, photography and public policies that exist as a … Read more

Open Conversation on Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Sustainable entrepreneurship: Conversation with Allpamamas https://youtu.be/UoDI82j10Xg Our conversation with More Cardona of Lifestyle Kiki came up during Fashion Revolution week, in which millions of people come together with the hope of a better Fashion Industry. In this conversation we talk about the questions that we asked ourselves while starting a sustainable entrepreneurship, our production processes, … Read more

Collection 2.5 – Open Reflection

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them” – A. Einstein Welcome to a time outside of time, where the only certainty is this present moment. Welcome to a space outside of space, where the shatters of an old reality wait to be reassembled through our conscious … Read more

Artisanal Processes

UPCYCLING & ZERO WASTE DESIGN Quito, Pichincha – Ecuador ​ The most sustainable material is the one that already exists. This is why our collections combine artisanally made textiles with upcycled materials. We scout them at secondhand markets in Quito, where our clothes are assembled by Hadid Vargas, Daniela Llulluna and Patricia Ninahualpa. Additionally, our … Read more

An Ongoing Experiment

April 13, 2020 ​Dear Family, We’re testing something unprecedented, as we’re living unprecedented times.  Following our wish for sustainable fashion to be financially accessible for more people, and the wish to maintain our team’s income while they work safely from home, we’ve decided to run an experiment: For a limited time (might be three days? … Read more