seamstress for Fashion Pioneer
Rosalia Mera seamstress teenager went to one of the richest women in the world as co-founder of Inditex ITX.MC -1.11% Spanish clothing retail giant pioneer behind Zara Fast Fashion. Michael Kors Outlet Mera woman, died on Wednesday at the age of 69, had known in recent years as a philanthropist and investor in renewable energy, aquaculture and biotechnology. She suffered a brain hemorrhage during the holidays, according to Spanish media reports. In 1975, with her then husband Amancio Ortega, Mera woman opened the first Zara sell cheap clothes on the basis of the pattern. There are now more than 1,700 Zara stores. The parent company Inditex SA is now the largest fashion retail companies in the world, with more than 6,000 stores in 86 countries. Company shares wife Mera makes his value of over $ 6 billion according to Forbes magazine. Rosalia Mera Goyenechea grew up in a working class neighborhood on the edge of the hills of La Coruña, in the extreme north-west Spain, in Galicia. She left school at the age of 11 to work as a seamstress. Michael Kors Bags Outlet At age 13, she went to Mera La Maja, a clothing store in La Coruna, which also uses the brothers Amancio Ortega and Antonio work. Amancio she married in 1966, and the couple started home with the production of lingerie and other clothing. One of their distinctive products: a long pink dress with blue ribbons. The couple had two children, but divorced in 1986 after Mr. Ortega had a child with another woman. Mr. Ortega has maintained a majority stake in the Inditex. Wife Mera then studied for a degree in education and began Paideia Galicia Foundation, whose original goal was the development and support of children with disabilities child, a concern because his son Marco was born with cerebral palsy. The Foundation then helped local authorities and government subsidies for commercial lottery winners even as they advise invest their profits. Mera woman made headlines in Spain because of his opposition to the stated goal of the current conservative government of Spain to strengthen restrictions on abortion. "When you are born into situations where I was born, it can not be otherwise," she said, once told a reporter, explaining his political views to the left of center. Michael Kors On Sale She continued to live in La Coruna, where they could be seen at the end of her life, dancing and singing with friends at the salsa bar.