Agua Bendita was founded by two Colombian women with a dream: to follow their passion for design and establish a unique swimwear label. Agua Bendita tells the story of Colombia by combining artistic details, contemporary design and traditional craftsmanship.
Agua Bendita was founded by Colombian Catalina Álvarez and Mariana Hinestroza. Their dream: to follow their passion for design and establish a unique swimwear label. Agua Bendita tells the story of Colombia by combining artistic details, contemporary design and traditional craftsmanship.
The emergence of Agua Bendita
Catalina and Mariana met during their fashion studies and became friends. Agua Bendita originated in the classroom, between pieces of fabric and the sewing machine of grandmother. Their creativity was awakened when they puzzled this little piece of fabric into bikinis and bathing suits and decorated them with original handmade details. They quickly learned to turn away from the beaten track and forget everything they learned about patterns and designs during their lessons. They wanted to make designs with new textures, fabrics and silhouettes. Items that were very different from what the current market had to offer. They started with Agua Bendita in 2003 in the house of Catalina. The two made the designs and then they brought all the ingredients to a tailor, so that they could assemble the final design. They sold the items to family and friends.
Agua Bendita is growing
It soon became apparent that one tailor could not keep up with the quantity of pieces of Agua Bendita. Because the two also wanted to offer other women the opportunity to realize their own dreams, they built a workplace where hundreds of women could contribute to the realization of the swimwear. Agua Bendita thus became the result of combining the passion of Catalina and Mariana and the original artisan work of hundreds of Colombian women. Meanwhile, thousands of women in more than 50 countries carry the designs of Agua Bendita.
The founders of Agua Bendita have always been brave and fearless when it comes to their entrepreneurship. They have a great drive to find new creative ways to tell their story with their designs. And with success: they collaborated with major international icons in their campaigns such as Bar Refaeli, Irina Shayk, Izabel Goulart, Candice Swanepoel, Sara Sampaio and Kendall Jenner. The style and philosophy fits well with Ibizamode. We are very happy to be able to offer you such a large collection of Agua Bendita. Do you want to get the vibe of this cool Colombian label to your own wardrobe in the Netherlands? Order your Agua Bendita favorites quickly.