Founded in Columbia by artist Cristina Lopera (already featured at Bobbin Talk with her illustrations) Kabura is a fashion line of beautiful colored scarves. “In Kabura we design from our ethnic and cultural origins. We reinterpret our textile heritage in order to create our own language that could adapt to the aesthetic and functional needs of the present time.
"We work with an exceptional group of authentic weaver women," says Christina. "Women that have inherited their knowledge from one generation to another. This knowledge will guarantee that each one of our pieces have a touch of perfection, something that only hands with wisdom could provide. It's for this reason that we have a limited production, but with an excellent quality. Those are garments that not only have a value for their materials, but moreover for the history that lay behind!"
In Arabic language Kabura means “to grow” and our fashion line grows with the idea that everything in life starts from a single grain and blossom into a beautiful flower. Cristina explains the creative concept as “... collections made under the concept of cold and heat, regardless of a seasonal cycle. Working in South America, where almost all the countries lack seasons and have altitude-related weather patterns, we design and manufacture garments for cold and hot seasons at the same time. As a result, we are outside of parameters from which other countries design, providing us with great freedom. This provides an easiness to fulfill our clients’ necessities at any time, without being off season.”