what’s the story behind our brand?
Hola Said Lola is an homage to our Lolas (Lola is grandmother in Filipino) who are both creative individuals in their own right. Our maternal grandmother’s dexterity and unfailing eyesight allowed her to sculpt beautiful vases and bake intricate pastries in her prime. She now charitably devotes her time to hand-making rosaries. Our paternal grandmother was a jewelry-maker in the 80s. She continued to be a creative spirit until she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2008. “Hola” is one of the only words left in her vocabulary, but in every “hola” is an almost palpable “welcome home,” “nice to see you,” and “I love that you are here.”