An active brand in Chile for three decades, Colomba Living is recognized by locals for its tagline “Linen Lifestyle.” Led by Marcela Hernandéz and her daughter, Mila Junge, this family-owned company creates chic home accessories and apparel, with a focus on sustainability.
It all started when a moment of creativity struck Marcela. She noticed a pair of linen curtains sitting unused and decided to bring to life the ideas swirling in her head. When friends and family saw Marcela’s designs, the positive feedback was emphatic. She opened her first women’s clothing shop in the 1980’s.
Ten years later, Colomba Living expanded its line to include linen-based home textiles and interior design. Only the finest linens are used, imported from Italy and recognized by Masters of Linen. The fabric is processed, dyed and styled in Chile by local artisans. The result is a chic, organic look. Colomba is continually exploring new treatments and colors to create exclusive and timeless items.
Marcela’s daughter, Mila, is currently living in Los Angeles and working to introduce her family’s brand to local stores. She was raised in ateliers surrounded by fabrics and designs, and treasures her beautiful legacy with her mother. Mila studied fashion in Chile, and Parsons School of Design in New York. A designer and stylist, she also runs the blog, Sound of Beauty.
Written By Mila Junge
Photos Provided By Colomba Living