Romaria was established in South Africa with European influence. Founded in 2019 by us – design duo, Carla Pinto and Zydia Botes – as a collaborative venture to create effortlessly cool statement pieces that we wear ourselves. ​

The name ‘Romaria’ derives from Carla’s Portuguese roots which translates to ‘pilgrimage’ or moving forward together, fitting for a brand that believes in interconnectedness and the art of ‘weaving’ together towards a better designed and sustainable future. ​

Romaria is a fashion and lifestyle collective where luxury meets comfort. ​

We don’t chase seasons or trends. ​

We design easy to wear knitwear pieces that connect to the next, intended to be complimentary and to treat you right throughout all seasons. ​

Spot our work by the application of exclusive patterns which are dreamt up in collaboration with a diverse mix of artists and designers. ​

​ All items are slowly, meticulously and sustainably prepared on a small scale in South Africa consisting of remarkable stitch games. ​ ​

The raw cotton material used to knit our items are mainly sourced from local cotton farmers who are BCI accredited. ​

​ Quality is at the heart of Romaria’s values.