Our Logo, Our Promise.
We are Taínos the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean. Principal inhabitants of Cuba, Trinidad, Jamaica, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico. The symbols that make up our logo represent our identity. It is how we choose to start the conversation.
Pereskia Quisqueyana aka la Rosa de Bayahibe is the national flower of the Dominican Republic.
It is actually a cactus, but one of the few that has leaves. La rosa is endangered due to a loss of habitat but has begun thriving since its uniqueness was recognized.
We chose this flower as the bohio or home for our logo because so often what is right before us, is special. We just need to realize it...
Huracán is the root word for hurricanes. Its spirals represent the storms that certainly battered our islands in pre- Columbian times.
The symbol was used interchangeably to represent water. Agua is life. Water connects, forms shapes and destroys at will.
At Ojala Threads we honor water sources by using inks that are water based, and white fabric, to avoid toxic dying practices.
This symbol can be interpreted as a swaddled newborn or burial preparation.
At both the beginning and the end of life, our rituals provided comfort and connection between generations.
Through this symbol, we honor our indigenous ancestors and their intuitive care- giving.
Diosa Luna is the Taíno goddess representative of the always inspiring moon.
Tainos from modern day Dominican Republic believed that the moon, stars and sun rose from Iguanaboina cave located on the eastern side of the island.
It is our hope that the magic her presence brings is felt by every baby that receives one of our pieces.
La palma is an icon with a lengthy history. It is referenced in holy books and other myths.
A symbol of victory, triumph, peace, and eternal life, it is featured on the Dominican crest.
The palm embodies our goals and wishes for all the babies we dress.
Highly recommend Ojala threads!!
Purchased the cap that is both quality made and stylish. Provides great protection from the elements and while outdoors. And on its first use allowed me to head outside for errands without worrying about my bed head. Knew I looked good and felt good supporting a small business that is doing good in the hood and perpetuating indigenous culture, traditions, and storytelling. Love Ojala Threads
The design is gorgeous and the quality of the tray is excellent. Gave them as gifts this holiday and the recipients absolutely loved them.
The quality of the materials used for these items, the detailed packaging, real baby sizes, the poem attached to the packaging, prompt shipping, and the representation of our culture and heritage is but only a few reasons why Ojala Threads is an amazing brand. 100% recommended.
I love having clothing I can trust put on my son. I also love connecting to my cultural roots through the clothing so I can bring my son up within this knowledge.
High quality and great looking!
Purchased these to gift to my dad and brother. So they can safely head out on their motorcycle rides, without worrying if their mask is going to fall off. Its sturdy and breathable. And even better yet, its washable.
I love the design and the size of this pouch! It easily slips into my bag and because it is white with the classic print, I can easily locate it and retrieve the items I'm looking for all contained in one place. I love that it supports an indigenous business that is actively perpetuating native culture and tackling social justice issues. Who knew you could get a great product and have such an impact? Ramona and Ojala Threads knew. Mahalo for putting this out into the world!
I bought this for a friend's new baby and she absolutely loved it! It was a great choice to support new life in the world!
This onesie is soft, everyone wants to snuggle with baby. And the design and its story are so special. <3
The mask is two layers with a pocket for filter is so desired. It is made from super soft cotton. I have washed it twice and It hasn’t frayed and none of the stitching is loose.
The frog is also super cute and I have had people ask about the design and where to get them.
Great frabrics used for apparel and loving the artwork.
Folklorico All In One Gaiter
This onesie is so soft and so vibrant!!!! The red and blue POP! I cannot wait to see my Baby Z in this. As a new Mom I am super conscious about alot of things, so I was super impressed that Ojala Threads are Water based non toxic ink <3
Your purchase supports our "Doing Good in the hood" efforts.
In addition to outfitting babies with pride, we believe in creating the societal infrastructure necessary to ensure they thrive!
We donate a portion of our proceeds to change makers around the world. Our face gaiters benefit Citymeals on Wheels. Our Coqui Face Mask benefits Navajo/ Hopi COVID Relief.
Locally we advocate for reform in the areas of public transportation, criminal justice reform and public housing. Our efforts contributed to the adoption of half price Metrocards, and the closure of Rikers Island by 2026.
Our contributions to our local community, and economy, earned us the Minority Owned Business Award for 2020 from the U.S. Small Business Administration New York District Office.
Grab these pieces before they are gone!
Many of our items are limited edition. Here you will find the pieces that we are retiring, at deeply discounted prices.