Republicana is a Costa Rican resort wear label that celebrates an escape from the ordinary, evoking the comfort and color of the tropical paradise every time you slip on a sundress. Our beautiful country serves as the perfect setting for an extraordinary awakening.
Republicana is named after the family beach house on a private villa in Costa Rica. Inspired by the style of the glamorous women who vacationed there. It’s a place to rediscover the meaning of serenity, fringed with sugar sand beaches, swaying palms and endless summer nights. Here, the easy, breezy feeling of vacation never goes out of style.
Republicana was launched in 2015 with a clear vision to build a sustainable fashion line, committed to fair-trade and make a positive impact on the planet.
Roughly 15% of the total fabric used by the fashion industry is wasted. To counteract these wasteful practices we have come up with our accessory collection, which allows us not only to use all of our fabric leftovers from our garments, but also create custom order pieces for our clients.
Our locally sourced acrylic, used in our accessories, is a result of recycling practices. We collect the acrylic waste from local companies that they no longer need and we enable reusing or repairing, which results in fewer materials entering the waste stream. Reduction and reuse are the most effective ways for protecting the environment.
Every stage of the fashion industry’s supply chain is energy-intensive. Transforming the fashion sector to run on renewable energy is vital for a more sustainable society. Manufacturing in Costa Rica means that at least 98% of our electricity is produced by renewable resources, making our production more efficient.
We employ local artisans with a high level of quality and expertise in their particular craft. We strive to lift these artisans and their families out of poverty by providing employment with a fair wage, good working conditions, and no gender or racial discrimination.
Without them, these products and the entire concept of Republicana could not exist.
Whether it’s an island sunset, dining under the stars or dancing the night away, our pieces will look and feel their best at any moment.
Behind every collection lies an adventurous new journey, inspired from the sun-chasing boho woman, exotic faraway destinations, and our love for nature. The result, a collection full of pieces that will make each woman feel instantly confident and beautiful. Dedicated to a young women of spirit that isn’t afraid of color.
Each piece is carefully designed and handcrafted by local artisans using ancient textile techniques. They are infused with a sense of beauty, sensuality and effortlessly stylish, that will bring the happiness of the tropics into your everyday life.
We hope to bring you a little piece of paradise to your heart!