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The namesake for LA FILOSOFIA, is our great grandfather’s department store in Havana.  Established in 1870 on the corner of Neptuno & San Nicolas in Havana, LA FILOSOFIA was known for its stylish textiles and international clientele with a savvy sales staff that stocked something for every woman that walked through its doors. The quality of this service and the style of this aesthetic seemed all but lost.  Until now.


Tired of fast paced cyber and city life, people are turning to the comforts of their kitchens.  Because food trends are fleeting, we wanted to come up with a staple that would become a permanent part of the process.  As a result we created the FILOSOFIA APRON and managed to build a better ‘mousetrap’.


Most aprons are either plain cotton, which absorb water and liquids, or plastic oilcloth, which are water resistant but get unbearably hot in the kitchen.  Our apron combines the best of both: adding a panel of laminated canvas across the midriff where the torso meets the counter and breathable eco-twills to the top and bottom to keep things breezy and practical.

All aprons are adjustable to height and the laminated sections will be sold in variety of whimsical prints adding style to the apron’s unique function.


Ana Sofia Peláez launched HungrySofia.com at the end of 2008 to discover the rich smells, heady flavors, and baroque rituals of Latin American and Caribbean food.  Since then, the site has been featured by InStyle magazine, Amanda Hesser's Food 52, Apartment Therapy’s The KitcheniVillage, and NBC Latino.  She has appeared on the Cooking Channel’s “Stay Hungry” campaign and Aarón Loves NY with Chef Aarón Sanchez.  She has become a regular contributor to the Cooking Channel's Devour the Blog, and written for several leading online and print publications including Food Republic, The Daily Beast, Edible Manhattan, Edible Brooklyn and NY Daily News.  Most recently, Hungry Sofia was nominated by Saveur magazine as one of the Best Regional Cuisine blogs of 2012.  

Carmen Peláez has performed her solo play RUM & COKE to raves in LA, Chicago and Miami Off-Broadway at Abingdon Theater.  She has written essays for Marie Claire and the New York Times.  Most recently, she won the 2012 HBO New York International Latino Film Festival Short Film Competition with THE ACTING LESSON and completed her second play FAKE.  She also worked as a featured actor in Steven Soderbergh's upcoming BITTER PILL.  Currently Carmen is developing a television series based on her one-act plays LOTERIA and adapting FAKE into a screenplay.  Links and more information can be found at CARMENPELAEZ.COM


All materials, with the exception of the laminate center, are produced in the United States from eco-friendly textiles whenever possible.  We also chose to have our aprons manufactured stateside.  The one piece of our apron that is international comes from Japan, but considering the horrible devastation that country is overcoming, we’re happy that these unique textiles hail from the land of the sun.


We guarantee our aprons for a full 60 days from date of purchase.  Over time, there will be some wear on the laminate, but if all care instructions are followed carefully, you should enjoy your FILOSOFIA apron for many years to come.


Carmen Pelaez or Ana Sofia Pelaez



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