abacaxi, pronounced uh-bah-ka-shee, is the Portuguese word for pineapple.  In many cultures, the pineapple is a symbol of happiness or hospitality. abacaxi was created with the philosophy that wearing beautiful, handcrafted pieces that are imbued with history lead to a happier and more inspired wearer. 

Our clothing is cut and sewn by hand in small batches in India and in NYC, and we use natural fibers- cotton, silk, alpaca, linen. We source handwoven or hand-embroidered fabrics directly from artisans whenever possible. Read more about some of our textile research and artisan collaborations here. 

abacaxi creates limited edition capsule collections every few months that can be mixed and matched with previous styles— separates and statement pieces you can wear and layer throughout the year. As a small business we don’t always adhere to the now outdated fashion and distribution calendar, but we do make items to keep with you throughout the seasons and likely for years to come.  Clothing you’ll want to take with you on an island getaway, or wear during your urban everyday.

 Photo by Delphine Diallo

Photo by Delphine Diallo