About Me



My name is Vivian Fong, and I’m a proud Panamanian artist residing in Maryland, USA since 2013. Originating from Panama, I’ve brought a piece of my homeland to the United States, enriching the cultural tapestry with my designs.

My journey began with a childhood passion for Panamanian hair accessories (tembleque) making, sparked at the age of 9. Since then, I’ve been crafting and selling Panamanian artistry, sharing the beauty of my heritage with others. With a Bachelor’s degree in Multinational Business and a Master’s in Clothing, Textiles, and Merchandising, I’ve blended my academic pursuits with my artistic endeavors.

In 2017, I launched “Panamanian Crafts,” an Etsy shop dedicated to showcasing the vibrant traditions of Panama. Over the years, I’ve had the joy of serving thousands of customers, spreading Panama’s essence throughout the USA. However, my vision expanded in 2022 when I realized the broader need to celebrate Latina culture. Thus, I’ve made it my mission to empower Latinas in the USA to embrace their roots with pride, offering a diverse range of exquisite outfits and accessories through a an additional shop called “Vivian Fong Designs”.

Beyond my entrepreneurial ventures, I’m a Senior Project Manager for a leading healthcare insurance company. Yet, my heart remains intertwined with my business, dedicating my spare time to curating and crafting cultural treasures.

Operating from Olney, MD, my online shop serves as a gateway to Latin America’s rich heritage, offering everything from accessories to folkloric dresses and beyond.

Thank you for visiting my shop! !Gracias por visitar mi tienda! Together, let’s celebrate and preserve the beauty of the Latin American culture in the heart of the USA.