PAOLA

Vegan leather bucket hat.

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FRANÇOISE

This collection is a tribute to our Grandmother Françoise. She was from Martinique a beautiful island in the Caribbean. Our Grand mother passed away of Covid 19 this year, she was the epitome of the Caribbean woman, she was full of life, caring, loving and strong. She deeply loved her island, she never lost her melodic caribbean accent even though she lived in France for many years.

The ancient name of Martinique (still used as of today by the locals) is Madinina. Madinina means the flowers island, flowers are everywhere in Martinique and were very present in my Grand mother's house, she even named one of her son 'Fleur' (flower in French).

We love you Mamie.

Brothers & Sisters is a French hair accessories brand launched in 2015. We started to make turbans as they are headwears we were very familiar with, we have always seen the beautiful women in our family wrapping their hair in scarves and headwraps. Then came the berets who are a reference to our French identity. Our work reflects who we are and we are proud to see our creations worn by so many different types of women. Every year we add a line to our collection, we are now making turbans, scrunchies, headbands, berets, hair bows and hats. If you pay attention to the names of our creations you will recognize some parisian metro stations and museums, French writers, as well as Caribbeans and Afro Americans authors and activists that shaped our lives. Our creations are made in France and in Portugual by two small family owned factories. We chose the name Brothers & Sisters because we truly think we shall act with kindness and equality torwards each others despite our differences, now more than ever.

Alice

Founder of Brothers & Sisters

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