We make artisanal handbags from repurposed military uniforms. Proceeds from all sales will go towards scholarships for individuals interested in studying or doing research on PTSD, mental health, traumatic brain injury and/or memory.
Las Alba is sister owned by Angelina and Johanny Puello. Angelina is a Nurse and 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 paths merge when Johanny asked Angelina to give her one of her old uniforms to make a bag, from there, the idea organically came to start this venture in order to help veterans and low income students with funding their education. Why not taking these uniforms which often are thrown away or shredded and give something back to the people that served and sweat in them.
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.