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Ana wears the two colored  silk cotton Kaftan Dress

A n a   C a s t i l l o

Born and raised in San Francisco's Mission District, Ana Castillo moved to Hawai'i island over twenty years ago. Despite her love for the art and music the city could offer, she yearned for a more intentional, slower life. Together with her husband Luis, they realized a shared dream to homestead on an organic farm. They now live in an upcycled, rustic home they designed and built on seven acres in rural Kealakekua bay.

Ana began her design career working as an international buyer and design assistant for an import and design firm in Kona. She later was inspired to start her own design company.

 

With her husband, Ana also runs a small, eco-friendly design firm called The Castillo Collective (www.thecastillocollective.com ) the project is rooted in sustainability and resourcefulness. They value natural materials like rattan, wood and stone. The couple strives to incorporate as many vintage finds into the designs as possible. In addition to bringing home unique pieces from travels, Ana is an avid thrifter always on the hunt for unique furnishings and art.

In addition to farming and design, Ana's most recent passion is ceramics. She recently created a home studio with a wheel and built a small kiln on her farm. Her next project will be including her ceramic work as a collection for sale via The Castillo Collective.

 

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Ana wears the two colored  silk cotton Kaftan Dress

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Ana wears the four colored patches silk scarf and the two colored silk cotton Kaftan dress

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Ana wears the two colored  silk cotton Kaftan Dress

Text and Photos by Megan Spelman

www.meganspelman.com