In 2015, San Francisco-based artist and designer Jasmine Sarmiento created her first design when her search for the perfect handbag came up short. She was seeking a luxe style that was exotic yet elegant and that was ethically sourced and crafted with sustainability in mind. She started experimenting with classic silhouettes, focusing on functionality but layering in an unexpected, striking aesthetic.
Drawing on her family's Colombian heritage and her travels to the region, Jasmine chose to partner with expert leather workers based in Santander, Colombia who used time-honored techniques passed down from previous generations. Through Jasmine's unique interpretations of traditional textiles, use of vibrant color palettes, and dedication to sourcing fine luxury leather and fabrics, each unique design celebrates the essence of her rich culture.
Jasmine is pleased to present the Sarmiento Collection, a line of highly covetable, limited-edition handcrafted handbags and accessories that showcase the exceptional leatherwork of Colombia while channeling the bold yet sleek style of the modern woman.