A busy mom of an active young son and an entrepreneur (mom-preneur), founder Dechen Lama-Luna is delighted to have discovered the magic of effortless elegance and is thrilled to share the beauty and culture of Nepal through her creative designs.
Dechen Designs was launched in 2004 to connect fashion & art lovers of the San Francisco Bay Area to the talented Himalayan artisans from Nepal. Born and raised in Kathmandu, Dechen’s vision is to inspire and be inspired as she builds a strong relationship based family business that supports fair and ethically traded products.
Dechen came to the United States in 1990 and a few years later became the first woman from SoluKhumbu (Sherpa Village) to earn a Masters from an American University. In 2006, Dechen was featured in the Business section (June), “Where We Live” section (August) of Contra Costa Times and in the Black Diamond Living Magazine.
Be sure to visit us at our fun Special Events and Boutique Trunk Shows. You can find us at premium fashion show events held at beautiful Country Clubs in the Spring, at the award winning Lafayette Art, Wine and Music Festival in September and at the world famous Wente Winery celebrating “Holidays in the Vineyards” in the first weekend of December .
I look forward to seeing you soon!