How to capture the spirit of Rio de Janeiro and carry it to you wherever you go? A seemingly impossible task, but WAIWAI Rio is proving it can be done. Handcrafted and fun purses are the perfect tropical companion for the everlasting summer days (and nights) of the wonderful city.
The man behind the brand - and its success - is the designer Leo Neves born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. He spent years in college for years in the field, working first as a design assistant for some of Rio's most important names. He stood out for his impeccable taste and it was not long before he was drawing alone and risking a creative venture.
And so, in 2015, WAIWAI Rio was born. The name chosen alludes to words derived from the indigenous languages of Brazil, which have always fascinated Leo. In a short time, the accessories of the brand have become symbols of the contemporary design of Brazil, combining simple and handcrafted features such as wood and straw with materials