BEHIND THE BRAND
PIO. is a Yorkshire-based design studio founded by Pio Rio Branco a half-Spanish half-Brazilian multidisciplinary designer committed to keeping the handmade ethos alive. The brand combines couture craftsmanship with a contemporary approach, offering long-lasting, timeless and unique pieces.
While moving her life, family and studio around the globe, Pio expanded her horizons studying and working as a freelance designer, stylist and creative soul.
Pio’s collections include handbags, shoes, headpieces and accessories inspired by the culture, lifestyle, food and city-life of the location she found herself immersed in at the time. Working with a wide range of materials & textures, collaborating with local artists and designers, Pio’s work has been presented and sold at independent multi-brand petit boutiques as well as designers Concept Stores in Bangkok, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and New York City.
A celebration of craftsmanship and design has been the core of the brand. Each small run is handmade or knitted by hand on-site and in our studio in Yorkshire using local sources, prioritising sustainability, quality & finishes, modernising the notion of crafts.
Producing in limited quantities and only what is truly wanted by you, we believe we contribute to building for a more sustainable future. As a commitment to that, please allow one to two weeks for produce and dispatch, even though we’ll try to get it to you as soon as possible.