Selva Negra was founded in 2016 in a tiny Brooklyn apartment in Crown Heights. Designers, Kristen Gonzalez and Sam Romero found an immediate connection after meeting in New York post-graduation from FIT (KG) and Parsons (SR). Expressing design through their Latina heritage, Kristen and Sam revere big individual personalities and conceptualize through engineered comfort, contemporary shapes and multi-use silhouettes.
Selva Negra is rooted in the use of ethical practices and is committed to ethically sourced materials. They are pro-women, pro immigrant, and pro-LGTBQ. They believe in production transparency, zero-waste packaging while picking up new ways to reduce their carbon footprint.
Selva Negra was created by Kristen Gonzalez and Sam Romero out of their need for creative expression and fulfillment of collaborative design. The line connects their tomboyish nature and feminine color vibration to embody a minimalist manifestation of life. This gives the Latino, women owned brand a unique flavor. They are one of the many Latino owned businesses to shop at.
We source our fabrics locally in Los Angeles, CA and some imported goods from Japan and Turkey. All trims are locally sourced from Los Angeles and also imported from Japan. Our collection is fully produced in Downtown Los Angeles using ethical and sustainable practices.
Ethical by definition is relating to moral principles therefore we strive to lead our company by these standards. We are active in non-profit donations for ideologies that align with our brand such as United We Dream, Planned Parenthood, ACLU, SPLC, Wildlife Conservation, RAICES, and National Immigration Justice. We firmly believe that building a better community starts with companies making a conscious effort to participate in the betterment of humanity. We work with vendors alike that also lead by example creating a clean assembly line of knowing who made it and where your product is made. We can assure our customers quality product made by quality people with quality materials.