The story began in the late 70s in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Founder Lara’s father was a leather craftsman for some of the most distinguished stores in the city. Hence, she grew up in the family atelier environment. Following her father’s footsteps, she started producing her handmade clothing lines in Rio at an early age.
Lara crossed the Brazilian borders and first moved to Bali to embrace the opportunity to continue her father’s trade. She was immediately fascinated by the Indonesian culture, art scene, and artisanship. Not long after, Uma and Leopold was born. The brand name is a homage to her parents love, to her Brazilian childhood memories.
"The delicate beading and meticulous details reflect the brand’s unique handmade techniques. Crafted by handpicked, gifted local artisans, the delicate beading and meticulous details reflect the brand’s unique handmade techniques. The use of diverse handwork techniques as Kerawang art, embroidery, hand beading and leather weaving reflect the brand’s signature.
We love Bali and we are so grateful. Uma and Leopold cares for Bali, its environment and its community. Through the “TERIMA KASIH” program, we hope to provide a better tomorrow."