4 Hispanic and Latinx-Owned Brands to Shop Right Now
Co-founded by Karla Gallardo, an Ecuadorian immigrant, Cuyana is a timeless collection of minimalistic fashion. The brand is full of simplistic designs and high-quality staples. The purpose of the company is to reduce clutter in women’s closets. Cuyana offers stylish basics including cardigans, trousers, and blazers. Cuyana specializes in leather goods and accessories, which are perfect for the fall season.
The COCOCOZY team’s must-have item is the stunning System Tote ($278 – $298). It comes in many different colors and is large enough to fit all of the everyday essentials and more.
DecórAte Me is a natural soy candle and sustainable serveware online shop. Teresa Madrigal and Eve Ayala created this family-run business to design eco-friendly pieces to be displayed in the home and commercial spaces. The ethos of the company originated from Madrigal’s grandmother in Mexico. Her grandmother worked with Gesso and Arcilla ( types of clay and plaster) to create their family’s dishware. Madrigal and Ayala expanded their handmade collections into trendy soy candles that include designer logos and playful phrases. Sustainability is a priority in their shop which takes the guilt out of stocking up on their candles and ceramics.
The COCOCOZY’s favorite item is the LV Candle ($35)
THE HONEST COMPANY
Highlighting women’s natural beauty and promoting healthy lifestyles, The Honest Company, by Jessica Alba, is all about clean and sustainable products. Alba is a Mexican-American inspired after giving birth to her eldest daughter, Honor. She realized a need for healthy alternatives for products targeted at newborns and children. Since the company launched in 2012, the company has expanded to beauty, home, and lifestyle products.
The COCOCOZY team’s top pick is the Hydrogel Cream ($19.99). It has cooling properties that also hydrate the skin.
The beauty brand is founded by Selena Gomez, a Mexican-American actress, singer, and entrepreneur. In September 2020, she launched her Rare Beauty to help people of all races, sexual orientations, and gender identities embrace their own uniqueness. Selena has been battling Lupus for years which inspired her to create packaging that is easy to open for people with arthritis and other joint and inflammatory issues. The makeup line has taken the world (and TikTok) by storm with its innovative liquid blushes and volumizing mascara. Rare Beauty is also on a mission to give back and help others. Rare Beauty pledges to donate 1% of every sale to the Rare Impact Fund to increase access to mental health services in educational settings. The company’s goal is to reach $100 million in ten years.
The COCOCOZY’s #1 recommendation is the liquid blush ($20). Pro tip: only use a very small amount to your cheeks because the product is VERY pigmented.
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The featured image is of a charming pink courtyard during Colette’s visit in 2019 to San Miguel de Allende (a city in Mexico). The founders Jorge Almada and Anne-Marie Midy of Casamidy design studio invited Colette and a few friends to stay at their home. The home is full of Spanish tile and mosaic flooring. The pink courtyard is a special feature that feels enchanting. The picture doesn’t do it justice. See more of the home here.