SUNAD – The ‘Made in Spain’ brand
Paloma Canut and Ana Marroquin created SUNAD back in 2015. Supporting Spain’s history and tradition in textiles, SUNAD was born as a Made In Spain brand, where all the products are designed, cut and assembled in Spain. Paloma and Ana both shared a love of studying and it was through their design and management course at Parsons in New York.
New York is a melting pot of creative talent and we were lucky to be able to shape our careers towards the direction we each desired.
Ana and Paloma decided to quit their jobs so they can focus full-time on getting their brand off the ground. Today, they continue working together hand in hand and both love “taking part in all the process.”
We moved back to Spain and we realized the country’s long tradition and history of fashion had been lost due to fast fashion.
Inspiration behind SUNAD items
Each clothing is named after a desert (Sunad is an anagram for dunas, or dunes in Spanish), evoking the free spirit of the wind in the desert. SUNAD was born from a love of vintage desert shirts as inspired by the film out of africa; that effortlessly chic, summer look that seemed to transcend decades.
We felt there was no longer a brand or a product that represented that adventurous yet stylish woman of the 70’s. Somewhere down the line we had lost that Yves Saint Laurent woman, the same type of woman that we grew up around and admired so much.
It was this philosophy, coupled with our love of nature that kick-started the whole concept and story behind SUNAD. We try to bring back timeless classics using only natural fibres. Focusing on design, craftsmanship and working with a slow fashion philosophy. The way we picture SUNAD, is based on an understanding that a common denominator exists in everything that inspires us: a play on masculinity and femininity through form and colour. We want this identity to be present in everything we do. Rather than designing trend pieces, we focus on timeless classics produced in the highest quality. Like life, our shirts adapt to you and age with you.
Each season we will come out with one item that isn’t a shirt, but that takes inspiration from the shirt.