Ornella Franchi is a Colombian luxury knitwear and clothing brand owned by mother-daughter designer duo Maria Cecilia Mercado and Luciana Valencia. With more than forty years of experience, the Brand is committed to local Colombian artisans, making them a strategic partner in the entirety of the creative production process.

We are a family business centered around a passion for knitting that has been passed down from mother to daughter.
Our obsession with knitwear fuels our drive to create unique pieces with organic materials, integrating a variety of local Colombian knitting techniques.

Our brand has positioned itself as an exclusive brand, offering designs to over 600 clients all over the world.

Our Chief Designer Maria Cecilia Mercado, has won numerous awards and accolades for the quality of our manufacturing process and our proven experience as fashion and textile designers.

  • The International Trophy for Quality (Miami, 1988)
  • Ibero American Trophy for Best Brand Image (Spain 1988)
  • 3rd Gold Medal for International Quality Textiles and Garments (Paris 1989)
  • 1st Place (out 180 participants) International Design Competition with Dralon (Bayer 1990)

Our designs have appeared in numerous fashion magazines such as Vanity, Vogue, Carousel and other print media such as El Tiempo, El Espectador and other news outlets.