Bacolod city, Philippines – A charming town in Negros Occidental, where the beaches are beautiful and the food amazing – laid back and full of life. This is where Ina Tirthdas and Cathleen Sobrevega grew up and met at 8 years old after always being the last ones to be fetched from the school while waiting for their older brothers to pass for them. It was the start of a beautiful friendship from the beginning, moving to Manila after high school, and now as business partners and best friends. Cath (for short) has been a fashion stylist in the Philippines and Ina working in corporate communications have always shared a common love for fashion and design, from selling curated thrift clothes online to now starting Namì in 2016 – a jewelry line founded on the principles of timeless and affordable pieces that can be worn everyday.
Both inspired by the jewelry worn by the women in their lives, they always loved how pieces could tell stories without words and thus their desire to make this accessible to everyone through Namì.
Nami, meaning “nice” in their native Ilonggo dialect and is a term used to celebrate small victories, for when you feel good about something – particularly a beautiful piece of clothing or jewelry that fits one’s aesthetic perfectly. Specially designed and handcrafted in the Philippines by Filipino artisans, the concept the jewelry pieces stem from are Cath and Ina’s love for being both laid back and dressing up- Jewelry that can stand the test of time in any given place or event. Namì pieces are tarnish-resistant, nickel-free, hypo-allergenic and are made to be lived in and to make memories with.
The future has a lot in store for the Namì brand has they are currently working on a fine jewelry collection. But for now, you can find them at some pop-up shops around Manila and online at www.nami.ph. Gold versions are also available for special orders through the website.
Photos by: www.nami.ph