Polonio's vision began in 2014 when founders, Lucía Saul and Joshua Anderson were living in Germany, working for adidas. Originally from Uruguay, Lucía always knew there was inspiration on its shores. Joshua, an American, discovered that inspiration during his first visit. In 2015, Lucía and Joshua moved to Uruguay to be inspired full time, bring the Polonio dream to fruition and share the Polonio spirit with the world.

Lucía’s fashion industry experience is global. While at adidas in Germany, Lucia began as a Product Marketer and was quickly promoted to Key Accounts, and then Lead Projects for adidas Originals Global Flagship Stores selecting the Global collection. Lucia trained in Li & Fung Trading Company in Hong Kong and Imperial Fashion in Bologna, Italy and holds her Fashion Management Bachelor’s degree from the London College of Fashion. Lucía’s experiences across the continents developed her passion for traveling and restaurants.

10+ years of experience in the fashion industry include designing for top brands in New York City and Europe. In New York, Joshua designed for Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and Converse. He tutored under Dao-Yi & Maxwell Osborne of Public School during their time at Sean John. Joshua was most recently a designer for adidas Originals men’s apparel collection in Germany. Joshua holds a Menswear Design degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology. New York instilled in Joshua a passion for diverse ideas, people, and food. Europe developed his passion for traveling.