Friends and collaborators Edi Cañedo and Chloé Li-Chapman were inspired to build CUCHARA for people who go beyond the basic. Working in precious metals and stones, Cañedo and Li-Chapman understand their customer is someone who’s culturally savvy, who loves to explore new ideas, and who isn’t satisfied with the mainstream. While luxury is front and centre, the brand is grassroots, built from the ground up by Cañedo and Li-Chapman. While the pair are very invested in community, they know CUCHARA is destined to go global. CUCHARA’s designs are inspired by Toronto’s creative community, places Cañedo and Li-Chapman have loved, and Rihanna.
FOUNDER & DESIGNER
CUCHARA was founded by Edi while living in Victoria BC. In search of new and unique accessories, Edi utilized intricate vintage spoons, which were in abundance in thrift stores throughout the city. Her Filipino mother loved them so much she would call them the ‘Cuchara’ necklace (Cuchara meaning spoon in Tagalog). Although her designs have since evolved from using spoons, the name has stuck and is a reminder of the brand’s roots. When not in studio, Edi enjoys spending time in nature, walking her dog Goldie and dreaming of her next getaway.
BRAND & MARKETING COORDINATOR