Born in March 2014, Toribio is a local Costa Rican brand by Oscar Hernández, a former agriculture engineer turned fashion designer. Toribio is influenced by the designer’s upbringing in a rural environment, surrounded by “tico” traditions.

The designer’s rural upbringing influenced the brand’s values of tradition, beauty and locality. He went to pursue various careers until settling into fashion in January 2014, when he attended a series of courses at the London College of Fashion and returned home to follow his passion for handmade leather goods.

Toribio is fine leather craftsmanship that uses innovative materials to achieve a unique and contemporary design.


Toribio is a fashion and accessories brand that seeks to recognize and exalt the Costa Rican saddler tradition. We work with the intent to place Costa Rican design in a global market.