We are incredibly excited to announce the launch of an exciting new project, PAOLITA X Yosuzi
Yosuzi is a accessories brand that celebrates the native myths and cultures of South American Tribes and has been a part of our guest brand edit here at PAOLITA for a little over a year.
The Venezuelan inspired designs are deep-rooted in a passion for local communities and giving back, with a portion of all sales going to Cepin, a non profit organisation dedicated to the health, clothing and education of vulnerable Guajiro Children.
The designer spent her childhood surrounded by the traditions, stories and crafts of her country and culture and was instilled with a strong emotional tie to to her native roots by her grandparents. She was soon introduced to local community leaders and craftsmen who were skilled in the art of hand weaving hats, also known as ‘Woma’ and from here, the brand was born. Yosuzi continues to use traditional techniques and patterns that are unique to the tribes of her ancestors which are woven into the hat. Made of 100% Iraka palm straw and harvested from the Iraka palm, these beautifully hand-crafted pieces can take up to 10 hours to weave.