A conversation with Estrella de Mar Cofounders

Emily Pinto and Julie Savoie talk about the story behind the brand, inspiration, and challenges in a feature on the empowering blog She Changes Everything, check it out here

Sneak Peak:

What does your name, Estrella de Mar, mean and how did you choose it?

JULIE - Estrella de Mar means “starfish” in Spanish. We wanted a name that reflected our desire to create authentic, one-of-a-kind items that inspire wanderlust. We both love to travel and the carefree, natural lifestyle that can be found near the water, so Estrella de Mar was chosen.

EMILY - There is also a beautiful fable adapted from The Star Thrower about a boy who is throwing starfish back into the sea after they've washed ashore. An older man comes along and tells him his efforts are futile because more will inevitably wash ashore. He is not phased because he wants to make a difference for any that he can. "It matters for this one," he says holding up a single starfish.

It's a great reminder that you can't do everything, but you can do something- and you should.

Recap: Ethikal Pop-Up, Miami

Last week Accompany held Ethikal, an "all good" Pop-Up at 1 Hotel South Beach in Miami during Art Basel. Our handmade goods were featured along with other ethical gifts. Accompany believes, "fashion's shift towards conscious consumption is achievable with great product inside and out." We couldn't agree more! Here are a few photos they snapped during the Pop-Up:

Impact Bazaar Holiday Pop-Up, New York NY

Impact Bazaar is a Holiday Pop-Up marketplace within Impact Hub NYC. Estrella de Mar is featured along with other social impact brands. Impact Hub is a coworking & events space for professionals taking action to drive social innovation. We are thrilled to be part of this community! Attending Impact Bazaar to browse and shop handmade goods is free & open to the public M-F 9am-6pm. Find it on floor 5 at 394 Broadway, New York, NY. Day passes can also be purchased for just $10 to attend events at the Bazaar such as yoga, lunchtime speaker sessions and workshops + access to the coworking space. Estrella de Mar ethical fashion & home accessories will be available at Impact Bazaar until Dec. 1st with the possibility of an extension- stay tuned here and follow us on Instagram for updates!