The story behind Flora Y Luna started on a faithful day after walking into a hat store in downtown Los Angeles on spring street. The owner of the store told me she loved my hat, a hat which I had trimmed myself. She then advised me to take a hat class. So I did, I took 4 classes from Yvonne and I was hooked. I couldn't stop. I needed to know everything there was to the craft. Learning through every hat I made. So here I am creating and loving what I do and I couldn't do it without having the ability to give back. I choose a different foundation to donate to quarterly. I also create hat raffles donating 100% of it in order to give back. Look out for these, you could win a hat. I am beyond grateful for everyone who has supported us along the way.
I get my inspiration from everything I remember seeing as a kid and every place I visited with my grandparents. Mexico being my main sore of inspiration. I grew up in small town named Turicato Michoacan. Where they have constant dances and parades in the street, always celebrating or praising something. Colors, foods, embroidery, crafts, dances and fireworks. Being from Michoacan has filled me with so much culture and inspiration. Everything has a story and I love telling them. -Ari
(In the photo: Myself and my grandparents in their store "La Flor de Michoacan")