Super Fino, delicately woven by talented artisans from Sandoná, Colombia

Discover the superior weave and quality of our exclusive Iraca straw hats. 

Delicately handwoven homewares and accessories from

Sandoná, Colombia

 

Native Iraca straw from Nariño & Santander, Colombia

Material: Iraca palm (Carludovica palmata), vegetable dyes

Our talented artisan partners from Sandoná are mainly mums, single mums, farm workers and displaced women and indigenous (due to violence in their hometowns).

While weaving is the main source of income for many women in the region, it is also an activity that fits within the juggle of raising a family. 

They travel from their homes to Sandoná every weekend to meet at their workshop every Saturday. There they practice their designs and separate all the materials that each artisan will take home.

Weaving is an activity that encourages creativity and a sense of achievement. At home during the week they work on their orders - after finishing working at the farms, after putting kids to bed or before the kids wake up (like many other mums around the world do it!).

2300 artisan families derive their livelihood from this technique.

YOUR impact: support one of the artisan families who derive their livelihood from this technique.

Native fique from Boyaca, Colombia

Guacamayas, the impressive & colourful handwoven home accents. 

Material: Fique fibres pulled from agave type cactuses, vegetable dyes

This region was home to the Laches indigenous people, whose legacy decidedly marks the local identity. Women of this community combine agriculture and cattle herding with colourful and diverse basket weaving. This ancestral art form employs the spiral technique, the use of fique, vegetable dyes and mordents like salt, aloe, plantain carpels, orange and lemon.

YOUR impact: support one of the artisan families who derive their livelihood from this technique.

Native Fique from Curití – Santander, Colombia

The coffee rugs! Handwoven in a traditional loom. 

Material: fique fibres pulled from agave type cactuses, vegetable dyes

This craft dates back a thousand years to the Guane tribes who extracted the fibres from agave type cactuses and weaved them into clothing.  After stripping the cactus of its fibres, the threads are manually combed to extract the impurities then died with naturally extracted colours. Then the fibres are weaved into a course cloth used to make fabrics, bags, rugs, shoes, wall hangings and numerous other products. This unique material is completely sustainable as the base of the plant lives for over 20 years, and is left untouched in order to avoid deforestation.

YOUR impact: support one of the artisan families who derive their livelihood from this technique.

Wayuu Kanaas patterns and the weaving technique taught by the Spider. Guajira, Colombia

Material: thread, yarn and mawisa

According to the legend, the Spider Wale’keru (WALE’KERÜ )taught the Wayuu women their trade. Since then, women have learn the weaving techniques and developed Kanaas, their traditional designs

The northern peninsula of La Guajira, surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, is the ancestral home of the Wayúu indigenous people. The Kanaas or patterns woven into the mochilas represent the physical world and cosmology of the Wayuu people. Artisans of the Wayuu tribe weave their hats with natural, organic straw-like fibres (similar to bamboo) they call Mawisa. Wayuu Hats is an important accessory and also a cultural symbol.

YOUR impact: support one of the 450 artisan families who derive their livelihood from this technique.

The community of Los Pastos. Cumbal – Nariño, Colombia

Warm and earthy colours woven in the highest Andes. The traditional weaving loom 'guanga' for the warmest ponchos. Material: sheep wool and acrylic yarn

This indigenous ethnic group, work with the Guanga , the traditional loom which seeks, through its artisan craft, replicate a tradition directly linked with its symbolism reflected in nature comprising mountainous areas, green fields, rivers and lakes. Accessories and clothing are only a way to manifest their history, experiences and thoughts of their culture and their land, the Pachamama.

The group is involved in the whole process from shearing sheep, spinning and twisting wool, washing and decide if the raw material is raw or dyed with natural dyes.

There is an unbreakable bond between the territory, the environment and its inhabitants.

YOUR impact: support one of the artisan families who derive their livelihood from this technique.