Introducing // Pura Vida by Rae Ritchie



Escape to the rainforest with Rae Ritchie’s Pura Vida. This new collection embodies the sun, fun and lushness of our world’s most colorful habitat.

Pura Vida translates to “pure life”, a Costa Rican ethos of optimism that celebrates simplicity and appreciation for each day.

The collection starts shipping this month!

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A word from Rae about Pura Vida:

// Two years ago, right before I started working with Dear Stella, I was fortunate enough to travel to Costa Rica with my husband, sister and brother-in-law. The lushness of the jungle and the extreme kindness of the locals went beyond my wildest dreams.

One day in particular, we hiked in a hanging bridge nature preserve near the Arenal Volcano. I had never been to a place where literally every inch was teaming with beautiful, colorful life. My sister and I kept looking at each other thinking “is this real?” We even saw new animals we didn’t know existed, like the coati, a racoon-like diurnal animal (many a close encounter were had, I might add!). Many sightings of the quieter, friendlier sloth were also enjoyed. There was so much inspiration within this week-long stay that will always be with me. I have been building this collection in my head for quite some time, and am excited to finally share it with the world! //



The Pura Chevron!


Check out the lush quilt designs that feature this tropical collection!


Day Break by Jaybird Quilts.


*Free pattern* Menagerie by Osie Lebowitz.


One Way by Sassafras Lane Designs.

We can’t wait to see the projects that use Pura Vida! Tag us @dearstellafab and use the hashtag #DearStella.

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