About us

DeChávarri, the dream of two sisters who
walk together in the distance.

Separated by very different life projects, different cities, opposing careers and professions and antagonistic temperaments, they are united by a dream that represents the values of their small family, together with their parents.

Curra &
Cristina

Who are we?

Curra, scientific and enterprising character
Cristina, entrepreneurial spirit, and dreamer

During these 25 years of professional life in the field of medicine, Curra, family doctor and anesthetist, has developed her activity in the field of anesthesiology and resuscitation, in different specialties, but with extensive experience in the world of plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.

Thus, she has been able to meet a multitude of women from all walks of life, professionals, mothers, daughters, sisters, friends… She has established a very close bond with all of them in the anesthesia consultation, a moment when many of their insecurities and fears come to light, but also their hopes and desires, not only in the strictly medical field, but also in their most human side. Women who finally place all their trust in you, leaving their lives in your hands on the day of surgery.

In addition to her medical activity in Spain, since 2018 she has been making annual trips to Cameroon with the organization “Cirujanos Ortopédicos Españoles para el Mundo” (Spanish Orthopaedic Surgeons for the World), an organization that carries out an enormous amount of medical, surgical, educational, and human work. She would say that apart from carrying out her work as an anesthetist there, she fundamentally learns from the people of that place, the deepest and most revealing intricacies of the human condition. This is the organization with which she intends to collaborate with her new women’s accessories project De Chávarri.

Curra

Founding partner and CEO

Cristina

Founding partner and CEO

Cristina has a degree in economics and is an expert in quality management, a concept she implements in all her business projects. After working as head of recruitment and head of human resources in large companies, she dedicated her efforts to the management and direction of her own company, which had a children’s fashion business, a tireless worker, close to people.

She imprints talent and determination, in an astonishing mixture of strong character and exquisiteness in everything she does.

Cristina, besides bringing her experience in the world of quality and business management and being linked to the world of children’s fashion, brings to the brand her personal style and elegance, which leaves no one indifferent.

Our
philosophy

Dream to fly

DeChávarri combines the character and philosophy of its creators: Cristina’s innate elegance, simple and harmonious with a touch of rock and transgressor, together with Curra’s creative and brave impulse.

DeChávarri is a small fragment of the universe of women, a place where we all have a full space, not under a sometimes irrational feminism, but simply being, existing and breathing, in this path of life that makes us stumble but at the same time teaches us so much.

We learn that the greatest treasure of the human being is freedom. That the greatest treasure and longing of a woman is freedom. Freedom to exist and breathe, to create. Because to create is to love the freedom to decide our own destiny and for this, there is only one way: work, dignified work.

We wanted to capture this idea in an object. And what could be better than a work briefcase to put our whole life in it and to go out every day to fight for our desires, to work for the well-being of our family, our children, our families. We are told that women are caregivers, and it is true. Caretakers of the world.

The briefcase, symbol of our freedom, seemed archaic, boring, and masculine. So, as the last thing the DeChávarri woman renounces is her essence as a woman, we decided to adapt the briefcase concept to that of a bag that is certainly feminine and elegant, with the practicality and purpose of the briefcase.

And so, we decided to create our briefcase-bag to spread our wings and fly, fly as far as the current of air wants to take us. And if, after a storm, our wings break, we find a way to keep flying, even if it’s only dreaming.

Inspiration

As told by Curra

“We were told that women couldn’t fly, but there was that sculpture showing that yes, women have wings, and that we can fly” Curra Chávarri

Cris and I were in our twenties when we went on a beautiful trip to Paris in the early 90s. It was an unforgettable trip, we found ourselves in one of the most magical environments on the planet, because of the illusion that our parents transmitted to us and because of the uncontainable amazement that comes from being in a city like Paris for the first time, at that age when dreaming is almost like breathing.

That morning we organized a visit to the magnificent Louvre museum, with that respectful excitement that comes from being in a sanctuary of history, beauty and the greatness of man. Once there, we began to climb the monumental Daru staircase, and as we ascended, the Goddess of Victory, an imposing Greek marble sculpture 2.75 meters high, began to appear before us.

That sculpture appeared before me like a mystical revelation, I had to hold my breath… I saw in warm marble the representation of a woman stepping forward with overwhelming firmness and determination, in a brave and defiant attitude towards life, of titanic strength, but also of unparalleled sensuality, incredibly delicate and harmonious, with her belly representing the center of her whole universe. A woman without a face, representing all women since the beginning of time. I saw in her imposing solitude, her wings open, dazzling, in an attitude of victory, but also of freedom.

Thirty years later, I may have forgotten some of the details surrounding the sculpture itself, but what remains with me with total clarity are the sensations and emotions that the vision of that sculpture produced in me.

I sensed that life would be like climbing that staircase: it would not be easy, and I would even fall on more than a few occasions. But like that sculpture, a majestic representation of woman, I would have to get up again and again. I saw myself in it, and I saw all the women in the world. We were told that women could not fly, but there she was, proving that yes, women have wings, and that we can fly.

I knew that vision would be with me for the rest of my life and that every woman can be her own majestic, winged victory at the top of a flight of stairs, powerful in her solitude, imposing in her sensuality, victorious in her freedom.

DeChávarri, in solidarity

The beginning of everything

“I knew I had to give her more than a project, more than a paper bag, more than numbers and a list of ideas”.

In a conversation with the owner and director of the factory of our bags, this wonderful woman told me: “I have called your collection the pandemic collection, because it was born in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic”. I remember a precious trip to Ubrique to meet this woman, the only person who wanted to welcome me with a small project in the middle of a world of giants: the manufacture of leather handbags in Spain. Nothing foretold that anyone would want to receive a person who was totally alien to the world of fashion and accessories. Nobody, except her, opened their doors to me. When we sat down to talk, she said to me: “make me believe in your project”.

I immediately knew the kind of woman she was, determined and very committed, one of those people who put heart into all her work, someone with the courage to get involved in a small project, humble in its conception but a project with soul after all.

I knew I had to give her more than a project, more than a bag made on paper, more than numbers and a list of ideas. I knew I had to conquer her woman’s soul. And it wasn’t difficult, because the connection between the two of us was almost immediate: we both know what moves us and what is worth fighting for.

Curra Chávarri de misión en Camerún junto a la asociación COEM

Yes, I would give meaning to the project, and she would give soul to the bags.

Le hablé de un pequeño proyecto con el que contribuir con una increíble organización con la que viajo a Camerún a tratar de aportar algo en un mundo tan desigual, tan injusto, tan devastador con tantos inocentes. Le conté el proyecto, no sólo de contribuir económicamente, también con la idea inicial de, entre jornadas quirúrgicas, acudir a los mercados donde venden sus coloridas telas y traer algo de allí para tener presentes a sus gentes cuando volviéramos de regreso al primer mundo, fomentar aunque humildemente el mercado interno de allí y usar las telas como complementos de nuestros bolsos.

Como médico anestesista viví los peores momentos de la pandemia en primera línea. Hablando con esa mujer con la que meses antes habíamos compartido la idea de proyectos e ilusiones de un mundo mejor, nos encontrábamos de repente al teléfono contándonos; yo, los horrores de aquellos días en el hospital y ella, las inmensas dificultades que vivían en su fábrica. Nuestro proyecto quedó relegado en algún rincón recóndito de nuestras cabezas, y de la fábrica que luchaba por salir adelante en medio del caos. Sin embargo, no murió. Y se fue gestando en forma de ilusión: la ilusión de recuperar la salud del mundo y la esperanza en que al final, la vida prevalecería.

Foto por Curra Chávarri,
Camerún año 2018

DeChávarri colabora con la asociación Cirujanos ortopédicos de España para el Mundo

 

 

 

 

Donaciones con Bizum:

Código ONG 04088 coem.ong

DeChávarri, the dream of two sisters who walk together in the distance

Separated by very different life projects, different cities, opposing careers and professions and antagonistic temperaments, they are united by a dream that represents the values of their small family, together with their parents.

Curra & Cristina

Who are we

Curra, scientific and enterprising character
Cristina, entrepreneurial spirit, and dreamer

Curra
Founding partner and CEO

During these 25 years of professional life in the field of medicine, Curra, family doctor and anesthetist, has developed her activity in the field of anesthesiology and resuscitation, in different specialties, but with extensive experience in the world of plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.

Thus, she has been able to meet a multitude of women from all walks of life, professionals, mothers, daughters, sisters, friends… She has established a very close bond with all of them in the anesthesia consultation, a moment when many of their insecurities and fears come to light, but also their hopes and desires, not only in the strictly medical field, but also in their most human side. Women who finally place all their trust in you, leaving their lives in your hands on the day of surgery.

In addition to her medical activity in Spain, since 2018 she has been making annual trips to Cameroon with the organization “Cirujanos Ortopédicos Españoles para el Mundo” (Spanish Orthopaedic Surgeons for the World), an organization that carries out an enormous amount of medical, surgical, educational, and human work. She would say that apart from carrying out her work as an anesthetist there, she fundamentally learns from the people of that place, the deepest and most revealing intricacies of the human condition. This is the organization with which she intends to collaborate with her new women’s accessories project De Chávarri.

Cristina
Founding partner and CEO

Cristina has a degree in economics and is an expert in quality management, a concept she implements in all her business projects. After working as head of recruitment and head of human resources in large companies, she dedicated her efforts to the management and direction of her own company, which had a children’s fashion business, a tireless worker, close to people.

She imprints talent and determination, in an astonishing mixture of strong character and exquisiteness in everything she does.

Cristina, besides bringing her experience in the world of quality and business management and being linked to the world of children’s fashion, brings to the brand her personal style and elegance, which leaves no one indifferent.

Our philosophy

Dream to fly

DeChávarri combines the character and philosophy of its creators: Cristina’s innate elegance, simple and harmonious with a touch of rock and transgressor, together with Curra’s creative and brave impulse.

DeChávarri is a small fragment of the universe of women, a place where we all have a full space, not under a sometimes irrational feminism, but simply being, existing and breathing, in this path of life that makes us stumble but at the same time teaches us so much.

We learn that the greatest treasure of the human being is freedom. That the greatest treasure and longing of a woman is freedom. Freedom to exist and breathe, to create. Because to create is to love the freedom to decide our own destiny and for this, there is only one way: work, dignified work.

We wanted to capture this idea in an object. And what could be better than a work briefcase to put our whole life in it and to go out every day to fight for our desires, to work for the well-being of our family, our children, our families. We are told that women are caregivers, and it is true. Caretakers of the world.

The briefcase, symbol of our freedom, seemed archaic, boring, and masculine. So, as the last thing the DeChávarri woman renounces is her essence as a woman, we decided to adapt the briefcase concept to that of a bag that is certainly feminine and elegant, with the practicality and purpose of the briefcase.

And so, we decided to create our briefcase-bag to spread our wings and fly, fly as far as the current of air wants to take us. And if, after a storm, our wings break, we find a way to keep flying, even if it’s only dreaming.

Inspiration

As told by Curra

We were told that women couldn’t fly, but there was that sculpture showing that yes, women have wings, and that we can fly”
Curra Chávarri

victoria alada _nosotras_1

Cris and I were in our twenties when we went on a beautiful trip to Paris in the early 90s. It was an unforgettable trip, we found ourselves in one of the most magical environments on the planet, because of the illusion that our parents transmitted to us and because of the uncontainable amazement that comes from being in a city like Paris for the first time, at that age when dreaming is almost like breathing.

That morning we organized a visit to the magnificent Louvre museum, with that respectful excitement that comes from being in a sanctuary of history, beauty and the greatness of man. Once there, we began to climb the monumental Daru staircase, and as we ascended, the Goddess of Victory, an imposing Greek marble sculpture 2.75 meters high, began to appear before us.

That sculpture appeared before me like a mystical revelation, I had to hold my breath… I saw in warm marble the representation of a woman stepping forward with overwhelming firmness and determination, in a brave and defiant attitude towards life, of titanic strength, but also of unparalleled sensuality, incredibly delicate and harmonious, with her belly representing the center of her whole universe. A woman without a face, representing all women since the beginning of time. I saw in her imposing solitude, her wings open, dazzling, in an attitude of victory, but also of freedom.

Thirty years later, I may have forgotten some of the details surrounding the sculpture itself, but what remains with me with total clarity are the sensations and emotions that the vision of that sculpture produced in me.

I sensed that life would be like climbing that staircase: it would not be easy, and I would even fall on more than a few occasions. But like that sculpture, a majestic representation of woman, I would have to get up again and again. I saw myself in it, and I saw all the women in the world. We were told that women could not fly, but there she was, proving that yes, women have wings, and that we can fly.

I knew that vision would be with me for the rest of my life and that every woman can be her own majestic, winged victory at the top of a flight of stairs, powerful in her solitude, imposing in her sensuality, victorious in her freedom.

DeChávarri, in solidarity

The beginning of everything

“I knew I had to give her more than a project, more than a paper bag, more than numbers and a list of ideas”

In a conversation with the owner and director of the factory of our bags, this wonderful woman told me: “I have called your collection the pandemic collection, because it was born in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic”. I remember a precious trip to Ubrique to meet this woman, the only person who wanted to welcome me with a small project in the middle of a world of giants: the manufacture of leather handbags in Spain. Nothing foretold that anyone would want to receive a person who was totally alien to the world of fashion and accessories. Nobody, except her, opened their doors to me. When we sat down to talk, she said to me: “make me believe in your project”.

I immediately knew the kind of woman she was, determined and very committed, one of those people who put heart into all her work, someone with the courage to get involved in a small project, humble in its conception but a project with soul after all.

I knew I had to give her more than a project, more than a bag made on paper, more than numbers and a list of ideas. I knew I had to conquer her woman’s soul. And it wasn’t difficult, because the connection between the two of us was almost immediate: we both know what moves us and what is worth fighting for.

Curra Chávarri de misión en Camerún junto a la asociación COEM

Yes, I would give meaning to the project, and she would give soul to the bags

Le hablé de un pequeño proyecto con el que contribuir con una increíble organización con la que viajo a Camerún a tratar de aportar algo en un mundo tan desigual, tan injusto, tan devastador con tantos inocentes. Le conté el proyecto, no sólo de contribuir económicamente, también con la idea inicial de, entre jornadas quirúrgicas, acudir a los mercados donde venden sus coloridas telas y traer algo de allí para tener presentes a sus gentes cuando volviéramos de regreso al primer mundo, fomentar aunque humildemente el mercado interno de allí y usar las telas como complementos de nuestros bolsos.

Como médico anestesista viví los peores momentos de la pandemia en primera línea. Hablando con esa mujer con la que meses antes habíamos compartido la idea de proyectos e ilusiones de un mundo mejor, nos encontrábamos de repente al teléfono contándonos; yo, los horrores de aquellos días en el hospital y ella, las inmensas dificultades que vivían en su fábrica. Nuestro proyecto quedó relegado en algún rincón recóndito de nuestras cabezas, y de la fábrica que luchaba por salir adelante en medio del caos. Sin embargo, no murió. Y se fue gestando en forma de ilusión: la ilusión de recuperar la salud del mundo y la esperanza en que al final, la vida prevalecería.

Foto por Curra Chávarri,
Camerún año 2018

DeChávarri colabora con la asociación Cirujanos ortopédicos de España para el Mundo

Donaciones con Bizum:
Código ONG 04088
coem.ong

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