ABOUT THE COLLECTION
During one of my visits to Pucallpa, Jovita took me to a river to collect a special mud that is traditionally used to draw on textiles. Before collecting it she said grace, asked for permission and promised only to take what was necessary. Her humility, respect for nature, and grace are what inspired this collection.
Most importantly, Alma, which means ‘soul’ in Spanish is a collection dedicated to some of the most influential women in my life. The plants I worked with have uniquely divine characteristics that reminded me of them and I wanted to create clothing that represented their essence.
THE BIRTH OF TIGRILO SWIM
My sister Emily, Jovita, and I had to find a balanced alternative that intertwined ancient craftsmanship and technology.
A CIRCULAR SUPPLY CHAIN
This is a collection that came from the soil and can go back.
Caroline is a Peruvian-American Designer who lives, breathes, and dances to the beat of her Latin Roots. She is passionate about developing sustainable business models in remote communities around Peru that will not only improve the living conditions of the population, but celebrate and encourage the passing down of ancient craftsmanship from generation to generation. Her focus is currently set on textile design, specifically the study of Natural Dyes from the Amazon Rainforest as well as from waste generated in Peru’s fastly growing agriculture sector.
In adition to Fashion, Caroline has experience and deeply enjoys Illustration, graphic, packaging, branding and product design.
In February 2022, Caroline Launched Tigrilo Swim, a swimwear brand designed in collaboration with Shipibo artisan, Jovita Maynas made from recycled plastic from the ocean.