Founded in January 2017, KIMBS emerges as an Arte Kamalu Division. Its founders, artisan designer, Nancy Ortiz, and Javier B. Ortiz, Calgarian social entrepreneur, foresaw the opportunity of portraying Colombian artisans’ culture through fashion.
KIMBS aims to globalize artisan products’ authenticity while contributing to social-economic growth amongst small businesses and Colombia’s rural sector.
The term KIMBS, comes from the word ‘Quimbas’, a common expression used by the countrymen in Colombia. Such term refers to a hand-made artisan shoe.
Our project’s goal is to modernize artisans’ products by integrating dynamic elements that initiate a successful venture into the global market.