This product is created by the MAREA BY KARINA
ESSEX JUNCTION, VT
Receiving her masters at the University of Puerto Rico School of Architecture in her home country, Karina Vazquez began working as an architect during a period of economic uncertainty. With projects scarce and slow going, she began taking swimwear sewing classes as a way to spark her creative side, which she had fostered since she was a teenager. “I needed to reinvent myself and knew I needed to start something of my own,” she said. It was during these classes that Karina first came up with the idea of creating her own fabric when none of the textiles she had on hand spoke to her.