About Us

Hello! We are Kawami

We are a jewelry company that focuses on super lightweight and hypoallergenic earrings and necklaces hand-beaded by our team at Medellin, Colombia. YES! COLOMBIA!!

After being exposed to the beautiful jewelry of the region, we decided that we wanted to collaborate with artists to share their art with everyone in the world starting by United States. In May 2019, Kawami started out as an Instagram page. Quickly, we noticed we had the perfect opportunity to create a bigger impact overall. In January 2020, we became an official company in the US, and we have been growing ever since. Now, we have our own production site at Medellin and headquarters at Chicago, Illinois.

 

Our Mission

"We enhance the confidence and beauty of people, while promoting art value."

To all the passionate leaders driven to make a change, we believe that everyone should have the power to express themselves unapologetically. So be loud, scream your confidence. Because the world cannot be changed in silence.

As you see, we are not only building a jewelry brand, but we are also building a platform that acts as a catalyst for all around impact.

Here at Kawami, we operate under four main columns:

1) The promotion and value of art.

2) The involvement and action towards sustainability/environmental care.

3) The encouragement and uplifting of people’s stories from diverse backgrounds.

4) Overall social impact by partnering and working with organizations as well as implementing valuable working environments for our team members.

 

Why Kawami? 

Our products are statement pieces that are colorful, vibrant, bold, energetic, and innovative. We aspire to be the brand that is the main source of premier Artistry wear. And we strongly believe that when you wear Kawami you are wearing art. It is that same energy what later embraces and magnifies the beauty and confidence of the people who wear our earrings. 

Our logo is a Macaw, a majestic tropical bird that is loyal, playful, and extremely colorful! (*Not a secret* this is what we wanted Kawami to represent.) We fell in love with these beautiful birds and knew right away that they were perfect to embody our message.

Our name “Kawami” was born from playing around with the word of our logo “Macaw”. By changing the order and adding some letters, we were left with a word that now represents a community of people who are empowered and ready to take the world!

 

About Medellin 

The city of "eternal spring" is situated in the valley of Aburra in the Colombian mountainous northwest region where the abundant nature and the urban culture beautifully interact with each other. Medellin is undergoing a major renaissance, making it arguably one of these best places to be in Latin America right now. Public art is getting more attention, becoming a part of the city's culture and the target for tourists. There are countless amount of public art scattered all around the city by the recent modern artists.

We are proud of this city, and we want to take its name, and all their people everywhere our pieces go!

 

Our US Headquarters

Located at 444 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1200, Chicago, Illinois 60611. We focus on the logistics of creating, connecting, and distributing our jewelry from Medellin, Colombia to the world.

 

Our Founders

 

Both from Latin America (Colombia and Mexico), they traveled to the US to seek out opportunities that the world has to offer. They met in college and decided to create Kawami on their sophomore year! Kawami was a perfect opportunity to grow, learn and combinate all of their passions: entrepreneurship, global impact, arts, communication, and much more!

We invite you to join us in this beautiful journey with Kawami.