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Who We Are

OUR STORY 

Linda Mami story begin in 1978 when the 1st unit of the Nourishing Body Oil was created. During that year Puerto Rican pharmacist Diana Cordero Vidal designed the oil for her pregnant sister, without knowing that 40 years later, her product was going to be used by thousands of women. At first the oil was used by the family but word about its greatness started spreading and soon many others were asking for it. For many years, Diana made the oil at her pharmacy using natural products and regular methods.  

In 2010, her daughter Ivdia Velázquez presented the idea of officially releasing the family's recipe to the market and it was accepted with enthusiasm. The oil was finally release under Linda Mami brand in 2011. Linda Mami represented Ivdia's first entrepreneurship venture and the first seed of what was going to become a very successful entrepreneurship career. 

In 2014, Linda Mami brand was selected as winner of "Travesía al Éxito Empresarial" sponsored by Plaza las Americas, Mastercard and other important private a government entities. This created the platform needed to increase public recognition and sales. Soon local artist, bloggers and public figures started to support the brand helping to established it as the top, made in Puerto Rico, natural maternity and baby skincare brand. 

 

ABOUT IVDIA VELAZQUEZ

 

Ivdia Velazquez

Ivdia Velázquez Cordero 

Visionary and pioneer, leading the way and aiding in the development of the local natural cosmetic industry in Puerto Rico for more than eight years.

 

Ivdia Velázquez is the owner of Purple Star Products Inc. and creator of brands such as Linda Mami and Azahar Apothecary. With Linda Mami she won the 1st edition of "Travesía al Éxito Empresarial" sponsored by Plaza las Américas, MasterCard and other important private and government entities. Linda Mami offers natural maternity and baby skincare & wellness products.

In 2016, she debuted her second brand Azahar Apothecary with natural skincare and wellness products for the general public and also, with the mission of creating the first collaborative store among the top Puerto Rican indie cosmetic brands.  

Her company Purple Star Products also manufacture several private labels including “Vive Candle Collection” for Casa Febus, “Equal Love” for Wonderland PR, "Refresco Skin" for The Bag PR and toiletry products for Casa Saffra - a New York & Puerto Rico base hospitality company.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Winner of “Travesía al éxito empresarial” (2014) - It offered the opportunity to develop Linda Mami into a complete line of non-toxic maternity, postpartum and baby skincare products.
  • Linda Mami Kiosk in Plaza Las Américas (2015) - Where she studied her strengths and virtues and established her personal and professional goal; to compete hand in hand with international brands.
  • Creation of Azahar Apothecary (2016) - It offers elegant body care, wellness and aromatherapy products for the general public.
  • Azahar Apothecary at DUFRY stores in Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (2018) – Great Breakthrough. First Puerto Rican artisan cosmetic brand inside DUFRY stores, sharing the space with the world’s top beauty houses. Beauty counter also showcase the work of other artisan local brands.