Get to Know: Sarmiento Collection
Tell us about your brand and your business model.
The Sarmiento Collection was born from a desire to create handbags that were exotic yet elegant, to offer a luxury accessory but avoid high priced mark-ups. Our design process involves experimenting with classic silhouettes; equally focused on functionality as much as a striking aesthetic. By collaborating with expert leather workers based in Santander, Colombia, the Sarmiento Collection offers ethically made, limited-edition handcrafted handbags and accessories of the highest quality.
The Sarmiento Collection is available directly to the consumer through our website, but we are planning to partner with boutiques in the coming year.
What drove you to start your own label? And what have you enjoyed the most so far?
I began collecting handbags at young age; always looking for that perfect blend of beauty and functionality. Eventually, I began to feel that there were not many mid-range handbag and accessory offerings featuring vibrant color palettes and textiles. As I began developing the first line, I had the providential opportunity to meet artisans with generations of experience of crafting beautiful handmade leather accessories and was able to bring the Spring Summer 2017 Sarmiento Collection to life. My designs are inspired by the woman who is that subtle combination of exotic glamour and classic style and I love hearing back from customers who love their handbags.
What are one or two big goals you’re focusing on in the next 6 months?
This is a very exciting time, as we are getting ready to unveil the Winter Fall 2017 line! We are also continuously developing our outreach strategies and promotional events; we want consumers to get know and trust our brand.
👜 You can learn more about Sarmiento Collection here.
🌎 You can shop the Sarmiento Collection here.
📸 You can connect with Jasmine on Instagram here.
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