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!