Colombianas | Hand-crafted Panama hats from the shores of Colombia.
Hats are the crown in your wardrobe. Whether you're traveling down to beaches or heading to the chic club in town, hats can up your game and add life to any outfit. You can paint the town red with the unique one in the town. After all, hats can make heads turn.
Colombianas has their own local team of artists based in Cartegena, Colombia. Surrounded by beauty and never ending inspiration. We work alongside each other sourcing designs, color palettes and patterns to create our unique one-of-a-kind line of Panama hats.
The birth of unique fashion items of art
Sitting in a corner of a traditional street cafe, sipping a tasty aromatic cup of Colombian brewed coffee, a simple chat about the country's rich culture and history, turned into a deeper cultural conversation. This was the moment when the idea of 'Colombianas' was born. There could be no better choice than Colombia as originating country for the hats as the people here are gifted with indigenous artistic talents, that have been passed on from generation to generation for years.
“It is fascinating how deeply artistic talents are rooted in Colombia’s history and families. We love art and we love Colombia. Our mission is to support this country’s artistic talents and show the whole world the richness and beauty of Colombia”, Kraft continues.
Wear art on your head and make a statement
"Art is a common language seen, spoken and crafted all around the world ". Alexandra Kraft started this venture because of her love and appreciation for all things beautiful and artistic. Along with a local artisan she curated a signature line of handmade hats that combine practicality, style and art. Each piece is unique, protects you from the sun, is a guaranteed eye catcher wherever you go and supports a country, where art has always played an important role.
“It didn’t take me very long to make up my mind, of bringing those unique hats to the world. My love for art and hats were not the only reasons for creating this brand, but also the fact, that I am creating an impact with my investment by supporting Colombian rural societies and helping this rich and beautiful country thrive", explains Kraft, who is already engaged in other design-driven ventures.