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Sí Collective + Fashionkind

La Guapa Mochila Bag
$300
Sí Collective + Fashionkind
Region colombia
Cause
Artisan craft,  Emerging economies,  Sustainable materials,  Women's empowerment, 
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Our Casa Chiqui La Guapa Mochila Bag is crafted from locally-sourced Fique fibers and features an adjustable long shoulder strap with fringe detailing. It is finished with an allover embellishment of tagua seed beads. The tagua seed is the nut from a native species of palm tree that grows in Colombia's tropical forests. Handcrafted by female artisans in Colombia.

The Best of Latin American Design

Sí Collective x Fashionkind
Giving you access to the best of Latin American design for seasons to come. Each designer honours their commitment to the men and women who create their pieces — masters of ancient weaving and crafting techniques that are at risk of disappearing if not properly supported.

Celebrating Heritage

After years of traveling the world collecting unique treasures, Colombian socialite Chiqui de Echavarria opened the doors to her renowned store in the historic center of Cartagena, Colombia. Constantly evolving, Casa Chiqui has introduced a unique line of jewelry and accessories designed by Chiqui and produced by 94 local artisans from indigenous and rural communities from all over Colombia. Mostly women heads of household, they help bring Chiqui’s designs to life using centuries-old techniques and natural, locally sourced fibers like iraca and cumare palm leaves.