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Ana Echavarria, NATIVA

NATIVA by Ana Echavarria

Nativa is inspired by the beautiful craftsmanship of Native Artisans communities unique basket weaving techniques, translated to leather, creating hand woven leather purses and handbags. At the heart of our brand is the traditional Artisans team. Nativa brings forth their roots to the modern world in a sober and elegant way using natural materials such as leather and brass. These talented artisans construct the bags one by one, to produce unique luxury bags. There is something about Nativa leather woven pieces, the natural dyed across leather, the colors, the hand labor that makes them magical, fine, unique… and Timeless.

"I began exploring cultural hand made details many years ago for another brand I created and I loved the richness they added to the products. For NATIVA I wanted to bring the handmade to a new level. "

Ana Echavarria, NATIVA

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Mini Interview with Ana Echavarria

Tell us about your passion for accessories with the cultural flavor to them? 
I began exploring cultural hand made details many years ago for another brand I created and I loved the richness they added to the products. For NATIVA I wanted to bring the handmade to a new level.

Why is seeking inspiration in ancestral cultures important to you?
There’s a beauty in the tradition of the handmade that comes from ancestral cultures . They are usually families that teach it from generation to generation and they are often under privileged communities.

Which is your personal favorite design from your collections?
The Python Midi Deja-vu. Bag It is a style that is representative of the Muisca´s indigenous culture brought forth in a contemporary luxurious way.

What cause is particularly important for you?
Helping native artisans to improve their lives.

What is your favorite time of the day?
Around 5:00 pm , when the sun starts going down.

What is your dream country to visit?
I adore the mediterranean countries, like Italy and Turkey.

What is the superpower you would like to have?
To always feel so much peace in my heart.

What is your spirit animal?
The dolphin.

Vintage or new?
I love leather and jeans as they get old and become more vintage.

Window or aisle seat?
Window seat , I love looking at the clouds .

Heel or flat?
Both , depending on the occasion.

Coffee or tea?
Coffee in the morning , tea in the evening.