In 2015, Creative Director Patricia Bonaldi founded Costurando Sonhos, a school focused on teaching the art of craftsmanship through embroidery, sewing, and hand-beading.
WHAT IS PROJECT
Costurando Sonhos was born from our Founder and Creative Director Patricia Bonaldi’s desire to nurture the art of craftsmanship, and to empower and create new opportunities for women in her hometown of Uberlandia, Brazil.
Courses at the school include sewing, embroidery, and hand-beading techniques. Today, the school has trained over 400 women, with graduates of the school continuing on to begin their own businesses, become teachers themselves, and even return to PatBO as artisans in our atelier.
A portion of all PatBO purchases directly support this initiative, with each customer helping women gain essential skills for employment and entrepreneurship through fashion.
THE ART OF
At PatBO, craftsmanship is at the heart of everything we do. The techniques we use in our atelier and teach at Costurando Sonhos unify fashion, art, and decades of tradition. The intricacies of these hand-crafted pieces, infused with the emotion behind them, create treasures that would be impossible to replicate with a machine.
With Costurando Sonhos, Creative Director Patricia Bonaldi has created a program to impart the knowledge of craftsmanship to upcoming generations, ensuring the longevity of the art for years to come.
"I have always deeply valued the art of embroidery—especially in a time when hand craftsmanship and the use of traditional skills have become rarer within the fashion industry. Carrying on the tradition and legacy of handmade embroidery is a fundamental passion of mine, along with my mission to lift up and better the lives of other women." - Patricia Bonaldi