About Uma & Leopold
“ There is always so much to be grateful for,
so much to learn from others,
and so much to explore. ”
Uma and Leopold: The story began in the late 70s in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Founder Lara’s dad a leather craftsman for some of the most distinguished stores in the city, she grew up in the family atelier surroundings, and early on started producing her own hand made clothing lines in Rio.
When Lara crossed the Brazilian borders and first moved to Bali to embrace the opportunity to continue her father’s trade, she was mesmerised by all that the island gifted her with its magic and beauty. Fascinated by the Indonesian culture and dedicated to nurturing gifted local artisans on the island, she eventually creating her own brand - Always keeping faith in her beliefs and values. Her parents’ dedication to their craft and her Brazilian heritage still heavily influence the way she approaches her work to date.
“ We can all grow together - beyond fashion, beyond clothing.”
Each Uma and Leopold piece is uniquely handcrafted by local artisans, and can take up to a month for creation. The delicate beading and meticulous details reflect the brand’s unique handmade techniques.
Uma and Leopold is the portrayal of Lara’s life. Of her childhood in Brazil, and of the rich Indonesian values that inspire her every single day.