Marcia Kemp's Nannacay
Nannacay, name of Aymara Quechua origin meaning "sisterhood of women”, works with the goal to conquer the fashion industry while helping those in need. The social project's mission is to help develop the creative potential in poor communities in Peru, Colombia and Brazil by providing them with support and a fair revenue stream to empower the communities that have so much to offer.
We asked brazillian designer and founder of Nannacay, Marcia Kemp some questions to get to know her better and what she aims to achieve with her work.
85º: The inspiration behind the collection
M: Families, my goal is to improve lives. Always!
85º: Your favourite piece you have created?
M: I love all the pieces, they are all made with love.
85º: One element you love about design?
M: I love working together, hand in hand, with the artisans. They are great artists who always inspire me.
85º: You have to pick one material to dress in, which one would it be?
M: A black dress.
85º: What does “85°" mean to you?
M: I love their concept, how they introduce a curated selection of conscious designers from Latin America. How they value craftsmanship and created a platform to give visibility to the creative work made by artisans.
85º: One word that comes to mind when hearing “sustainability”?
85º: What is your sustainability factor?
M: We actively improve the quality of life of 305 families. We have a partnership with the NGO “Istituto de Crianca” who provided the necessary information regarding these families to be able to work in favour of their well being. We are now very proud to communicate as well about our Eco Age Brandmark and will continue to seek people and families who need our care and support.
85º: A holiday favourite spot in Latam?
M: Marau - Bahia
85º: One piece or bikini?
M: One piece
85º: Maxi bag or mini bag?
M: Maxi Bag
85º: One thing you cannot travel without?
M: My sunscreen
85º: What is your favourite city (in Latam maybe)?
M: Rio de Janeiro, my city
85º: Who would you like to take to that city?
M: I would take with me a lot of PEACE
85º: Who is your all industries combined, Latin American idol?
M: I admire João Gilberto Bossa, Nova’s creator
85º: Your favourite restaurant in your city?
M: Celeiro at Leblon
85º: Or favourite spot?
M: Sunset at Arpoador, Rio de Janeiro
85º: Day or Night? Why?
M: Day, because I love the sunlight. It is a great feeling to wake up everyday with my family with good health and raising my lovely twin boys who make me very proud
85º: You have pick to eat one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
85º: Your song this summer?
M: All in one - Bebel Gilberto
85º: A great favourite quote?
M: “Life is too short” from Rafael Kemp, my son