Trepelito is the combination of two words in Spanish “tres” and the diminutive of “pelos”, which translates to   “three 
              little  
strands    of
            hair” referring to the wakeup call
Johanna Castillo had on her true identity as a Dominicana by cutting all her straighten hair, and letting her natural curls come out.

Trepelito is a multidisciplinary design & art studio constructing functional and interactive worlds focused on exploration and human connection. We integrate craftsmanship and care to develop community-based projects and performances that radiate human dignity.
 The studio creates 
boldly peculiar objects from sculptures, furniture, and interactive installations, that nurture safe spaces and experiences to fiber art, throw blankets, pillows, and rugs. We aim to discover an immersive world, that reinforce the strength of individuality through collaboration. The spirit of connection lives through our compositions, and it is immersed by each being that engages with our objects. 






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