If you want to discover more about FARM Rio, you've come to the right place.
Here you will find the answers to questions you might have about our brand, products, sources of inspiration, and more.
If you have any other questions we haven't answered, feel free to email us at hello@farmrio.com :)

What is FARM Rio inspired by?

Nature is FARM Rio’s main source of inspiration. In our prints, you’ll find a variety of natural elements from Brazil’s tropical fauna and flora: from colorful flowers and unique leaves to flying macaws and bright toucans. And, of course, our country's rich artistic manifestations and cultural traditions also inspire us in every collection.

Who is the owner of FARM Rio?

FARM Rio is one of the many brands that constitute Grupo Soma, Brazil's largest fashion retail group, which started in 2010. The co-founders of FARM Rio are the entrepreneurs Kátia Barros and Marcello Bastos. They founded the brand in 1997, selling styles with colorful prints inspired by the carioca spirit at a local independent fashion market in Rio de Janeiro. Katia is now the creative director at FARM Rio, and Marcello is the CEO of our Brazilian operations.

Who is the designer at FARM Rio?

There is not only one designer at FARM Rio: the brand has an outstanding collective of Brazilian creatives who design all of its outfits. They work hard in every detail, from shapes to sizes to more than 700 unique prints every year, bringing together a diversity of skills that turn clothes into tools of empowerment to spark joy everywhere.

Who is behind FARM Rio?

Brazilian fashion designer Kátia Barros and business administrator Marcello Bastos founded FARM Rio in 1997 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They are the founders behind the brand, along with a vast group of creatives from all over Brazil - fashion designers, print designers, marketing specialists, and many more outstanding people.

Does FARM Rio run small? Or does it run big?

Some FARM Rio styles might run small, while others run big, depending on each garment’s fitting. If that is the case, this information will be displayed at the top of the product's description. If you have any questions about size and fit, please feel free to e-mail us at hello@farmrio.com. We’ll be happy to help!

Where is FARM Rio based?

FARM Rio is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - where the brand started, and our offices are located. There are also more than 80 stores all over the country. Overseas, there are FARM Rio stores in the USA (New York, Miami, and Venice) and pop-up stores in France and Italy. Check the addresses of our stores and come say olá!

Are FARM Rio products made in China?

Some of FARM Rio’s clothes are made in China: our only supplier there is called H&Fourwing, which is a women-led and owned company. This company follows the ISO 9000 standards and was recently audited by the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI).

Is FARM Rio ethical?

We believe that becoming a more ethical and sustainable brand is a journey where every act matters, and step by step, we move forward to build a better future. We are dedicated to supporting the richness of Brazil’s nature and diverse cultural manifestations. At FARM Rio, one purchase = one tree planted, and we’ve reached the milestone of 1 million trees planted in all Brazilian biomes. We‘ve been working hard to introduce more responsible fibers into our collections, finding the industry’s best versions of fabrics to reduce the environmental impact of our products. We’re also a 100% carbon-neutral company working to incorporate priority SDGs into all areas, leading us to a more sustainable future for the planet, society, our business, our customers, and future generations.

What celebrities are wearing FARM Rio?

FARM Rio has been winning over the hearts of many beloved celebrities. Taylor Swift wore the famous FARM Rio shimmering bodysuit in the Anti-Hero video clip. Jennifer Lopez was spotted wearing our Yellow Knot Midi Dress during her honeymoon in Italy. Alicia Keys and Lana Del Rey have been spotted wearing FARM Rio faves while in Rio de Janeiro. Selena Gomez was seen in the Red Shiny Flowers Mini Dress. Sarah Jessica Parker and Lily Collins chose to deal with the winter in our maximalist puffer jackets. Kelly Clarkson often hosts her TV show in our favorite dresses. Anne Hathaway and Analynne McCord have worn FARM Rio styles in some of their most recent works. Along with Heidi Klum, Kerry Washington… and the list keeps getting bigger!

Where are FARM Rio products manufactured?

We always look for the best quality in our products, and that means looking for suppliers with the specific set of skills to deliver each category. In a global supply chain, countries have developed their own industries specializing in different categories of products and our teams are dedicated to finding the best ones in locations such as Brazil, India, Turkey, China and Morocco.

Where does FARM Rio ship from?

FARM Rio warehouses are located in three different places: New Jersey, the Netherlands, and Mexico. Which one your purchase will be shipped from will depend on stock availability and delivery place. Also, the estimated delivery date will depend on the chosen shipping method and your address. But don’t worry: after the item is dispatched, you will receive a Shipment Confirmation email containing your tracking number.

Does FARM Rio have transparency about its supply chain and suppliers?

We're glad you asked because now we have a partnership with Open Supply Hub to make public our map of Tier 1 apparel and shoe direct suppliers, audited by a third-party certifier company following the SMETA standards, and you can check it out in our Transparency page. Several passionate people create our pieces before they reach your wardrobe, and there are at least 20 stages, from the print's creation to product development to its final destination: you. 

Our efforts toward full transparency in everything we do lead us closer to our suppliers and allow the process of monitoring every step of the production chain. In this process, we have specific product and supply chain monitoring initiatives to improve ethical trade while acting fairly, responsibly, and sustainably through long-term, honest relationships. 

FARM Rio supply chain monitoring initiatives: 

  • We are members of Sedex - Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, the largest collaborative platform for sharing ethical supply chain data which offers an internationally recognized audit program, the SMETA, following standards of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI).  
  • Our Tier 1 direct suppliers are audited by a third-party certifier company following the SMETA - Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit standards, contemplating the SMETA 4 Pillar Audit that covers Labor Standards, Health and Safety, Environmental Assessment, and Business Ethics. 

FARM Rio product monitoring initiatives: 

  • Our products are tested by certified laboratories, in line with our SOP FARM (standard operating procedures) created based on the international regulations REACH - Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals in Europe and FTC - Federal Trade Commission in the United States to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks associated with the use of chemicals.