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Summer Fashion in Los Angeles via the Women of Wayuu

May 8, 2017

 Original Post: Guacamaya Tribal Imports


Summer in LA is right around the corner, and that means longer days that take you from morning yoga, to beach bike rides, and evening rooftop pool parties. Your transition from beach to evening drinks can be seamless with the right accessories, like a cute, colorful bag that holds all your summer essentials. Sunblock, towel, sunnies and healthy snacks— fit it all in the Mochila Bag, beautifully handwoven by indigenous Wayuu women of Colombia. Ethical fair trade purchases like these provide direct and sustainable support to the communities that make them. By purchasing a Mochila Bag, you are helping to provide employment to this group of women who spend several days making each bag from one single thread. The vibrant colors and energetic patterns reflect La Guajira, the Caribbean peninsula between Colombia and Venezuela where they live.


Wayuu women are cultural leaders in their communities, and weaving skills are passed down from mother to daughter. As girls come of age, their first Mochila bag becomes a symbol of their womanhood, fertility, wisdom and creativity. Their personal stories and individuality is woven into each bag, making the Mochila bag a true representation of their unique culture.


Large enough to carry a beach towel, bikini, phone, fruit and sunnies, with a wide strap that stays soft and comfortable on your shoulder, the Mochila bag makes a fashion statement you can stand by. Get yours from Guacamaya Tribal Imports. 






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