"Its essence is carioca with bossa derived from feet in the sand and things alike. Its magnetism is essentially tropical. The focus is on the roots. No wonder its name is derived from indigenous Brazilian language. WAIWAI Rio was born in 2015 by stylist-turned-designer Leo – a brand of artisanal handbags that exalts the enchantments of his native land with a fun twist. Adept from slow fashion, WaiWai prioritizes national production. Its the process of precious manufacturing culminates in designer accessories that translate Into a contemporary Brazil, Mixing rustic raw material with modern ones. The result is are wooden and straw pieces combined with leather, silk, acrylic and metal interventions. From the day it was born, waiwai’s accessories became must-have items. All of its models reflect the lifestyle of women who pursue the eternal summer."