Wasi Clothing is a Brown-Latina owned Bolivian-American small business based in sunny Los Angeles, California. Wasi Clothing's mission is to represent Bolivian culture in an innovative way as well as creating a safe space for people of color and allies to shop. The goal is also to be as sustainable and as ethical as possible in this industry that is saturated with unethical practices. Everything is ethically and sustainably made in Los Angeles by a diverse team of people of color. Every part of WASI is intentional, from sourcing sustainable options in textiles, continuing into conscious packaging, and even representing Bolivian culture in a way that highlights an underrepresented community while also respecting the sacredness and magic of our Bolivian ancestors.
Wasi was launched in May of 2018 and the brand name holds a deeper meaning with founder and owner, Vanessa Acosta. WASI is a Quechuan word that means "Home", it is one of the last words her late grandfather translated for her before he left this world. The goal is to ultimately continue to build a clothing business that feels like home for so many who shop Wasi Clothing. It is a place where folks can shop and feel empowered with sacred and intentional clothing that helps the community.