Agua Bendita was founded by two Colombian women with a dream: to follow their passion for design and create a unique swimwear label. Agua Bendita tells the story of Colombia by combining artistic details, contemporary design and artisan handicrafts.
Agua Bendita was founded by the 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 artisan handicrafts.
The origin 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 grandma's sewing machine. Their creativity was shaken when they pieced together this little piece of fabric into bikinis and bathing suits and decorated them with original handmade details. They soon learned to deviate from the beaten track and forget everything they had learned about patterns and designs in their lessons. They wanted to create designs with new textures, fabrics and silhouettes. Items that were very different from what the current market had to offer. They started Agua Bendita in 2003 in Catalina's house. The two made the designs and then brought all the ingredients to a tailor so that she could put the final design together. 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 items from Agua Bendita. Because the two wanted to offer other women the opportunity to make their own dreams come true, they built a workplace where hundreds of women could contribute to the realization of the swimwear. Thus, Agua Bendita became the result of combining the passion of Catalina and Mariana and the original craftsmanship of hundreds of Colombian women. Thousands of women in more than 50 countries now wear the Agua Bendita designs.
The founders of Agua Bendita have always been brave and fearless when it comes to their entrepreneurship. They have a great drive to constantly find new creative ways to tell their story with their designs. And with success: they worked 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 Ibiza fashion. We are very happy to be able to offer you such a large collection of Agua Bendita. Do you want to bring the vibe of this cool Colombian label to your own wardrobe in the Netherlands? Then quickly order your favorites from Agua Bendita.