After the devastating earthquake that shook Mexico to its core (pun intended) in September of 2017, Adriana, along with her best friend quickly put their minds to work and with the help of local businesses in the Ottawa Community- mainly women owned- quickly raised money that send back to their native Mexico to aid those in dire help after losing everything.
Adriana and her friend knew that this was only the beginning of a journey for many families and women as they started to rebuild their homes, communities and lives.
Frida’s Attic was then born as a labour of love to continue to help mainly indigenous communities in Mexico where the main income source is by hand making, producing and selling clothing and accessories.
Frida’s is a retailer and distributor of unique Mexican designs, created and carefully hand-crafted by traditional Mexican Artisans.
Most women in the communities have learned how to embroider and make dresses, tops, handbags, earrings, etc; since they were five or six years old and they pass on their knowledge from one generation to another.
Frida’s Attic has taken the designs of Mexican women and men into the world of fashion in Canada. Slow fashion in a trendy world is my inspiration. In a world where we all aspire to have the latest trends; my goal for Frida’s is also to educate men and women on the history and tradition of the pieces we present as well as how to incorporate them in our everyday lives.
It has been now two years since I started this venture and since we have done multiple fashion shows, started an online boutique and connected with so many amazing women in different Mexican communities.
Canada is a country rich in diversity and I am fortunate to share my culture and traditions with men and women in my now home country. How do you incorporate your culture and traditions into your everyday lives? Join me in the next blog posts as I share with you how I have managed to grow my online business and how I incorporate slow fashion into my everyday job.
Adriana Rincon Olvera, native to Mexico, works full-time in the health-care industry and is also an entrepreneur.
She is the CEO and Owner of Frida’s Attic and has successfully shared her vision in many runways and has joined the world of e-commerce.
In her free time, she loves spending time with her dogs, her family and of course travelling back to Mexico to personally source out her collections and promote fair trade with the Artisans.
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