Catalina Lemaitre-Calamarie

May 06, 2015

Catalina Lemaitre was born in Cartagena, Colombia.  A former economist, Catalina founded Calamarie in 2008, showcasing pieces that are handcrafted by dozens of women artisans across Colombia.  Together, Catalina and these talented artisans create thoughtful designs that incorporate traditional techniques and recycled materials, including orange peel, seeds, and vegetable ivory.
Calamarie's partner artisans work both collectively in women cooperatives and independently from their homes, allowing them to care for their families while earning an income.  In 2012, Catalina and Amano Artisans began working together to provide their customers with beautiful jewelry that is both elegant and ecologically friendly.