Inspired by her childhood immersed in the traditional ceremonies and artisanal crafts of her Guajiro heritage, designer Yosuzi Sylvester recently launched her eponymous brand with a collection of gorgeous hand woven hats. Each ‘woma‘ is made of a palm straw native to Venezuela, using a diagonal weaving technique and incorporating symbols and patterns which are unique to the Guajiro tribe. Dedicated to her ancestral community, Yosuzi has forged close relationships with the tribe’s craftsman and has committed herself to giving back by donating portions of each hat sale to CEPIN, a non-profit organization to the health and education of the Guajiro Indian children. I’m absolutely smitten with the hats and have already ordered one for myself – and am left lusting after the rest. And those colorful pom poms? Honestly, yes.
(Yosuzi woven hats approximately $240 each)