Discover the superior weave and quality of our exclusive baskets delicately woven by talented artisans from Sandoná, Colombia.
This basket is the great representation of our Colombian culture. The 'iraca' straw is native from South American, the weather and the fertile mid Andes allows the branches to be flexible and resistant. With this, our talented artisans make fine threads to weave it delicately using as base a wooden mold. These factors make each basket an unique high end piece. Incredibly, you can fold it in the middle and roll it without loosing it's shape nor breaks the fibres. They are very multi functional, great for travelling, use it as a fashion accessory, shopping basket or to create an stylish space using it for storage/laundry basket
This is a socially conscious gift that empowers woman & communities ethically..
Your purchases support families and communities to make a decent living while preserving indigenous ancestral techniques.
Your purchases give work security to our artisan partners!
Know your artisans
Our talented artisan partners from Sandoná are mainly mums, single mums, farmworkers 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!).