My line will expand again to clothing, specifically hand painted clothing, and other accessories. Karla Menéndez strives to send a positive message, create timeless pieces you would love to wear and slow down the fast fashion industry one happy customer at a time.
Karla Menéndez Designs launched back in Puerto Rico in 2014 with a runway show as part of DASAN Fashion Academy's anniversary. Taking advantage of the momentum the fashion show gave me, I started reaching out to stores and I currently provide my clothes and jewelry to two stores in Puerto Rico ("Aguja local" and "Tereques"). However, Life took and unexpected turn and I moved to Texas. This put a pause on my clothing line for lack of time and everything that goes with moving from one country to another. Since clothing does take a lot more time, I decided to focus more on my Jewelry and that's when I started making resin pendants again. I was already an enthusiastic Etsy buyer so why not use it as my platform? The idea of fashion illustrations on pendants came about as I was sitting on my desk, making fashion illustrations and writing a positive messages around the illustration like "hardworking, fighther..." just encouraging words that would describe women and then it hit me! Why not make tiny illustrations that I could use for pendants? I know I love wearing positive reminders! This is precisely what distinguishes me from other jewelry makers: It's an original tiny fashion illustration that can be personalized to an individual's qualities. Use my pendants as a special gift to encourage others or as a reminder to yourself. I have a bangle that says "creativity takes courage" because you know, creative careers do take a lot of courage and sometimes we forget along the way. Let's be positive!