Each piece is handcrafted in partnership with traditional artisans, what makes each accessory one of a kind
How it started
Agua e Lulo is a brand founded by Colombian designer Stephania Mejía. She spent five years working as creative designer in the fashion industry before starting to weave stories with the “molas” in 2019. Through her professional career Stephania had the opportunity to work with Colombian artisans and she was fascinated by their beautiful work not only because of the skills that was learned over years of experience but through the ancestral techniques often passed down from generation to generation.
How it started
Agua e Lulo is a purpose-led brand that preserves, promotes, and exhibits the ancestral traditions and stories of Colombian artisans.
Agua e Lulo combines the wisdom of traditional crafts with different materials and limitless imagination, to brighten up and transform a simple look with a touch of color and sophistication.
Agua e Lulo aims to connect the Latin America’s stories, traditions, hidden beauty and essence with a contemporary wardrobe.
Artisan & sustainable partnership
Handcrafted in partnership with various artisans, mainly Kuna and Wayuu communities.
We combine their techniques with textures and sophisticated materials, raising awareness of their traditional know-how while adding a modern spin to the designs.
Using only local materials, we establish sustainable relationships with our artisans while protecting traditional methods.
Support and encourage Colombian artisanal traditions
Identify community leaders and foster their leadership
PROMOTE WORK ETHICS
Help communities become economically self- sufficient
Generate reliable sources of income for vulnerable communities
WORK WITH WOMEN
Dignify women’s work to give them a voice
The ancient technique native to the Kuna indigenous community of Unguía, Choco, Colombia, is applied to our products. An appliqué technique of hand-sewing cut-out layers of fabric that form an intricate “mola”.
Each “mola” represents the specific design of the artisan woman who painstakingly hand-stitches the threads. Each piece is one of a kind, the subtle changes in color and shape illustrate its soul and essence.
The Wayuu tribe is best known for their crochet textiles created with colorful yarn with intricate patterns and motifs.
Each Wayuu fabric represents their feelings and hopes and can be knitted single-threaded or double-threaded.