SIGÁL is an ethically crafted, statement resortwear brand that fuses founder Sigal Cohen Wolkowiez's tropical upbringing in Venezuela with her background as a textile designer. Each collection is full of vibrant, festive colors and whimsical prints that come to life through effortless silhouettes—all made with natural fibers, such as: lotus, linen, cotton, and silk. Sigal creates each print herself, using a technique she calls "blind painting," which entails painting water on paper and then dropping in ink to reveal the pattern.
For each collection, Sigal draws inspiration from the bright lights, lush nature, and Latin music of her hometown of Caracas. This, combined with the influence from her adopted hometown of Miami, has led to the creation of her pragmatic, signature styles: wrap skirts and easy-to-wear, multi-functional kimono cover-ups that form the perfect casual uniform for every day and traveling. Each collection is launched when it is ready - not in accordance with the traditional fashion calendar - and takes roughly one year to create. All pieces are limited-edition, reinforcing the importance of thoughtful creation and consumption.
Transparency—one of the brand's core values—can be seen through an open creative and manufacturing process. Each piece is crafted at a family owned, vertically integrated facility in India which was built with the environment in mind; over half of all water used is recycled, and the remaining is used to water trees that have been planted on-site. The fabric is woven here and then printed with Sigal's hand-painted designs, using only non-toxic inks. The scarves are the only exception, as they are crafted at a state-of-the-art printing facility in Shanghai, due to a higher quality of silk there than in India. Through this way of storytelling, consumers are educated about and emotionally connected to their purchases.
Each piece was conceived with the idea of using creativity to come out from darkness into the light.
— Sigal Cohen Wolkowiez