Las Alba is own by sisters Angelina and Johanny Puello. Their artisanal handbags are made in all repurposed military uniforms or in all leather or/and repurposed military uniforms & leather in Tuscany, Italy and New Jersey, USA. Our cousins Paola & Candy Rodriguez (Paraca) make the crochet bags in the Dominican Republic.
Angelina is a Nurse who has been in the Navy for 15 years. Johanny is a Fashion Photographer and Fashion Designer who developed an interest in human behavior and obtained degrees in Forensic Psychology and Special Early Childhood Education. Their bifurcated careers merged when Johanny asked Angelina for one of her old uniforms to make a bag, from there, the idea organically came into vision, “Why not take these uniforms, which often are thrown, away or shredded and give something back to the people that served and sweat in them.” Proceeds from all sales will go towards scholarships for low income students interested in studying or doing research on PTSD, mental health, traumatic brain injury and/or memory and the mental health of veterans
The uniforms used in our production come from donations from family members and friends.
The uniforms used in our production come from donations from family members and friends. We would like to give special thanks to the Humble and Roberts Family and the BPC Clothing Ministry for their donations and for believing in our mission.