Patrícia married Andre and they got a son, Manuel. And that pretty much sums up how things started. In the beginning of motherhood Patrícia found it difficult to find comfortable and at the same time cool looking clothes for her baby. Since she has always loved African patterns, Patrícia was happy when Andre began traveling to Mozambique and bringing some of these fantastic fabrics back home. Patrícia started by making clothes for her self, and then to Manuel. After a while other people and friends started to ask her to make clothes for their children – and Cappies and Lanas was born.
“I love to see kids wearing some unusual colors and garments and that was kind of what first motivated me.”
About the word “Capulana”
Capulana is a sarong worn in areas of south-eastern Africa but primarily in Mozambique. Women cover their body, head and even carry their babies in it. The garment is usually rich patterned in bright colors.