About The Mochila Bag
The creation of our Mochila Bag is a twenty one day journey of organic techniques developed by the Wayuu tribe in La Guajira, Colombia, South America. Our trusted artisans are able to create every piece with a kind of love that tells a story, with beautiful colors and designs that are one-of-a-kind. Guacamaya Tribal Imports sees the Wayuu professional weavers as our friends, rather than employees, and we are pleased to provide an environment that can support and sustain a lifestyle for these skilled workers. In turn, we are honored that our impact extends globally, where the art of the Mochila comes to life in Colombia and is distributed from the United States of America.
About The Wayuu Tribe
The native Wayuu people have historically had limited access to education, financing, and infrastructure. Our business is defined by our passion and commitment to establish Fair Trade practices and socially responsible commerce among these indigenous people. Through our practice of working directly with the Wayuu artisans, we are able to focus on a quality, handwoven product, while contributing to the livelihood and sustainability of the communities whose jobs are always at risk. We compensate our artisans with fair and competitive wages. Our mission is inspired by a need to preserve vanishing cultural traditions and lifestyles by filling a void in the market for handwoven accessories and apparel. By doing this, we are creating a sustainable solution to improve the quality of life for the indigenous Wayuu artisans and weavers.
When you purchase a product from Guacamaya Tribal Imports, you’re helping to create valuable jobs and also provide a sustainable income for the beautiful culture and hardworking people of La Guajira, Colombia!