Clandestina is Cuba’s first independent design store, clothing store and fashion brand founded by women that believe creativity, good ideas, and positive energy are gender neutral. It’s a collective of Cuban designers and artists, entrepreneurs and creators who believe in more sustainable, fairer, and ethical fashion industry. They reuse and repurpose clothing and many other materials and are inspired by upcycling and zero waste. They scour Cuba’s second-hand stores, markets, and the discard bins of Cuban companies searching for materials for their items. Most of their products are handmade, handprinted, recycled and remade in their workshop in Havana.
Due to Cuban scarcity and lack of technology Clandestina is compelled to innovate production processes and infrastructure all the time.
In Cuba, they "resolver." That means that in Cuba, they make something from nothing and they make the best of what they have.