SoyTertulia carries handwoven purses made in Venezuela, clutch bags and hats hand painted by founder Andrea Tovar and her mom, and some apparel pieces. With their Melao line, they carry espadrilles, mates (cups), wallets, scarfs and ponchos handmade in Argentina.
Shop and support SoyTertulia at the Chicago Artisan Market in Fulton Market on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Morgan MFG (401 N. Morgan St., Chicago). Discover 100 top Chicago and Midwest artisans in food, fashion, home goods + art.
SoyTertulia’s roots are grounded in Venezuelan family and tradition, passing from one generation to another. When you purchase a Tertulia you get much more than a mass produced common accessory – you are a part of the history and story of each piece.
Andrea’s brand is inspired by her love for the world, especially the tropics. They provide beautiful unique and colorful designs so you can showcase your sense of style and become, without a doubt, the center of attention wherever you go. In each piece, you will find a timeless style that marries the best of the traditional indigenous craftsmanship with modern design.
Each SoyTertulia piece is 100% handmade and eco-friendly from the beginning to the end. Working mainly with the Bora, Cogollo and Moriche fibers (woven by the indigenous Waraos on the riverside of the Delta del Orinoco and Margarita Island) each piece is hand-painted with love and care.
About the Founder:
Andrea Tovar, originally from Venezuela, now lives in Chicago. She believes in fashion with meaning and purpose, and proudly offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee for every fashion accessory she carries.