The Journey of a Panama Hat

Diana Sanabria

Surprisingly, Panama Hats are actually made in Ecuador. During the late1800’s artisans in the town of Montecristi, Ecuador sent hats to Panama for distribution to the U.S. and Europe. The term “Panama Hat” became further popularized when thousands of hats were sent to Panama during the construction of the Panama Canal.

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From Kathmandu to Milan, the joy of dressing as an artform

Diana Sanabria

Working with cashmere manufacturers in Kathmandu and Italian designers during Fashion Week in Milan: travel as a means to witness trends, fabrics and colors. Try to imagine the mind-altering experience of staying in Kathmandu, Nepal for 10 days and then visiting Milan, Italy during fashion week.

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Italian Cashmere

Diana Sanabria

Cashmere. Just the word conjures images of sophistication. Who would think that the hair on the underbelly of a Mongolian goat would be in such high demand. It takes one Mongolian goat about four years to naturally shed enough hair to make one cashmere sweater.

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Rarer than Cashmere, Warmer than Wool – “The Fiber of the Gods”

Diana Sanabria

Family‎: ‎Camelidae Genus‎: ‎Vicugna Introducing the Alpaca Collection from Diana Sanabria Diana’s designer Alpaca Collection makes the perfect gift for winter. Rooted in tradition, the superb quality of the Alpaca fiber produces elegant Mens and Womens coats as well as ultra-soft accessories now available in the Healdsburg store and online.

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Healdsburg to Thailand

Diana Sanabria

Diana Returns from Thailand Learn why travel is essential to her design process… In an age of rapid fashion and internet shopping, why does international travel stay integral to your brand? It’s one thing to shop online and it’s another to see the actual color, feel the texture, and experience how the items are cut.

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Designer Q & A

Diana Sanabria

This Fall/Winter 2015 designer Diana Sanabria introduces a collection of effortlessly chic accessories with a unique story. We spoke with her in Healdsburg, California where she displays her eye-catching pieces in a minimalist, industrial-hued boutique. 1. What was your inspiration for the Iskay and Mochila Handbag collection?

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Bali: Spring/Summer Sourcing Trip

Diana Sanabria

The island of Bali is nestled in the Indian Ocean just above the equator. The rich and colorful scenery has inspired the Diana Sanabria Spring/ Summer Collection over the past four years. Diana divides her time between Bali, Colombia, and Healdsburg, California where the designer’s flagship store is located.

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