Handmade in Cali, Colombia
FASHION FOR GOOD
While our designs are dreamed up in Brooklyn, they come to life in Cali, Colombia. Every one of our kaftans is handmade in Cali.
Proceeds of our sales support charity work in the city and here in the USA for organizations including BlackGirlsCode.
Founder and owner, Katherine Fernandez hails from New York city but her parents immigrated from Colombia + Venezuela to the United States in the 1970's. After visiting Colombia for the first time at age 26, she knew then she would ultimately find a way for her to help those in need in Cali, Colombia. Years later she would create The Brooklyn Botanica.
Cali is the third-largest city in Colombia and the inspiration behind our label. There, we work with a women-owned business to turn our designs from sketches and samples to ready-to-wear, limited-edition pieces. All of our fabrics are sourced from Cali unless otherwise noted.
Did you know that over 15 million tons of textile waste are generated in the US annually?* Made with the planet in mind, we use remnant deadstock materials. This just means that we’re using leftover, perfectly fine fabric from fashion houses around the globe.
Using deadstock fabric is a rising trend in the fashion world and Brooklyn Botanica is happy to be an early adapter and a part of the mission to help the environment and be conscious creators.
*Source: Environmental Protection Agency