Lissette Cortes Lade
Growing up in Puerto Rico, all of my clothing was handmade by my mother. I have many fond childhood memories of helping her choose all the fabrics, trims and accessories that went into the clothing that she created for myself and our family. This foundation of my family life sparked in me an early interest in handmade fashion, and an appreciation for the craft and culture involved in the creation of the individual wardrobe.
The seed of inspiration for this boutique was planted during a recent trip to Colombia, where I discovered a thriving community of local fashion designers creating extraordinary pieces whose unique style is largely unknown in the United States. A bit more research uncovered a wealth of ideas and creations in many countries throughout the whole of Latin America. Many of these designers utilize ideas from their own country’s artisan traditions, contributing to their preservation and the economic growth of their communities.
It is my honor to showcase these designers in this online boutique, and to give all the opportunity to enjoy these “articles of clothing”, as the Spanish word “prenda” suggests. We have become a family run business and are working to bring the best quality accessories from Latin America to your doorstep.
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