Cuyana Announces Launch of Argentina Collection
NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Cuyana.com is pleased to announce the launch of their fourth destination, Argentina, live on the site today. The duo behind women’s shopping site, cuyana.com – Karla Gallardo and Shilpa Shah, travel the world to find the most fashionable, one-of-a-kind accessories that make up each curated collection on Cuyana – which means “to love” in Quechua, the Andean tribal language. Inspired by the culture and local materials from each destination, they work with local craftsmen to create the reasonably priced, limited-edition items on their site.
Co-founders, Gallardo and Shah, have taken their strong business and tech backgrounds (both with MBA’s from Stanford and Berkeley, respectively.) and applied it to this innovative ecommerce site. Cuyana.com also holds great personal meaning for the duo, both with multicultural backgrounds and a sense of purpose – to make consumers appreciate the value of handmade goods by directly using each country’s resources. “We want to elevate the fashion industry by providing timeless style while supporting sustainable change and creating products that have soul and meaning,” says Gallardo of Cuyana.com. “The Argentina collection includes beautiful pieces that we created with local Argentinean craftsman which we hope inspires consumers the way it has inspired us.” The collection will be available through the holidays on Cuyana.com and includes exquisitely crafted gold and bronze jewelry, wool pashminas, and a variety of leather goods. All of the unique accessories are easily shoppable on www.cuyana.com/shop-argentina.html.
As part of Gallardo and Shah’s vision to incite change, a percentage of the profits from the Argentina collection and all of their upcoming collections are donated to charity: water (charitywater.org), which dedicates their funds to provide access to safe drinking water for those who don’t have it. For more information, please visit: www.cuyana.com.
Contact: Liz Auerbach, 212.966.6467 Liz@wetherlyfashiongroup.com