About Bella FridaA locally-owned store featuring global handcrafted, ethical global fashion.
I have always enjoyed many aspects of fashion, even filling books with fashion sketches as a young girl. Growing up in Boulder in a family that values travel and creativity, bohemian style clothing have been my style for years. I consider fashion a creative opportunity for self expression. Over the last decade I have grown increasingly concerned with the fashion industry and their “Fast Fashion” offerings. I found myself yearning for more than the readily available options of mass produced, trendy clothing. I felt frustrated and didn’t want to purchase fashion that was created in poor working conditions. I couldn’t support something that is depleting our planet of its resources by using such toxic chemicals. Yet, I so deeply love fashion. I had to find a way to offer an alternative to this.
I created Bella Frida with the mission to highlight fashionable, hand crafted clothing. My store offers the clothing I have always loved to wear, and can feel good wearing. It is authentic, not made in a factory but by a person – an artist. Purchasing hand crafted clothing creates many opportunities for positive impacts. It helps empower the artisans in various countries by creating economic opportunities, especially the women since many countries have a very male dominant society. Wearing hand made also honors the cultural folk art traditions that are preserved in textiles and crafts, such as hand weaving and natural dye. These techniques have been around for centuries and still create the most exception quality, as well as offer the least negative impacts to our planet.
The richness of color and soul from a garment that is hand made feels different on the body, it has a depth, a beauty connected to the hands of the maker. At Bella Frida, I am so happy to offer you a place to shop for clothing and accessories that celebrate the artist.
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What you’ll find at Bella Frida
At Bella Frida you will find a collection of clothing, purses, jewelry and more that celebrate hand made. Our selection includes just a few of any one thing so you just never know what treasures you’ll discover! The fashion at Bella Frida is superb quality and selected for their wearability as an accent piece, allowing you to select additions to your wardrobe that are truly timeless. At Bella Frida we believe fashion can change the world for the better if it is created fair and ethically!
A sampling from our current collection includes sterling silver Tuareg jewelry of Niger, Ikat jackets and scarves from Uzbekistan, tunics from India, ponchos from Uruguay, Blue Pottery jewelry from India, purses & wrap skirts from Guatemala, bronze jewelry from New Mexico, Indigo blouses from Niger, natural dyed jackets from Laos, beaded Huichol jewelry from Mexico and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the return policy?
Items can only be returned, with the receipt, if they are unused and determined to be in the original condition. Items can be returned up to 14 days from the date of purchase. Bella Frida has the right to refuse return of goods that do not meet Bella Frida’s Return Policy requirements. Refunds are given when requirements are met. Items purchased on sale are final – no returns.
How do I care for my Bella Frida garment?
Put your clothing in a mesh lingerie bag and machine wash on gentle with cold water or wash gently by hand. Lay flat to dry. Please remember that all garments have hand embroidery and are delicate, this is what makes them so beautiful and unique. Closely consider your jewelry and belt selections, as some could snag the embroidery and cause damage.