It’s hard to boil everything down to one singular catalyst that caused the creation of PINEDO.
For me, fashion has always been a big part of my life. As far as I can remember, I constantly sought out ways to elevate my style and stick out from the crowd.
As I grew older, my desire for clothes that resonate with how I like to express myself became increasingly difficult. Having a full time job and having to dress a “certain way” had me feeling as if I was living a completely different life from who I am. This stemmed from the inability to find clothes that match my personality, lifestyle, and means of expressing myself. Day in and day out, I would be on the hunt for everyday luxury wear that was multi-functional.
I remember the day that changed it all. After spending time searching for clothes to then be met with disappointment, I had an epiphany. I told myself, “fuck it, all this time I am spending looking for clothes, I’ll just make it myself!”. After days and weeks spent going through different pattern makers, fabric vendors, sewing contractors, cutters, and dye houses — I have established a foundation that I can create anything my heart desires. For me, this is pure passion. I have a full-time job and a foreseeable future in technology. However, this “corporate” path left a void in my heart — I knew something was missing. After receiving requests for the clothes I made for myself, I realized that this can be something I can share with the world. If I can continue to build products that I believe in, people will believe in them too. Now, am I blessed enough to turn my dreams into reality.
PINEDO is so much more than a company, it is the one thing I get to do where I feel like a kid again. Everything I put out is made out of passion, love, and detail. I wouldn’t share anything that isn’t true to who I am, what I believe in, and what I would wear.
My journey in fashion is just beginning, but I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to share part of myself with the rest of the world.
In advance, I thank you for letting me be part of your journey of self expression. Together, we are creating a collective based on the principles of ethics, community, and success.