Designer and founder Stephany de Sensi-Contugi graduated from Instituto Marangoni in Milan. After four years in Italy she moved to Florida to work alongside with Thomas Maier, as his creative assistant for his eponymous brand for another four years. She moved to Ecuador, her place of birth, in 2010 and launched "Sensi Studio". Inspired by the craftsmanship of the local artisans she started a collection of genuine Panama hats, accessories and jewelry. All products are completely woven by hand and made in Ecuador. Stephany works closely with the artisans developing original products with a modern twist and current approach and aesthetic.