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Guanabana by britt_marie_kbh

Guanabana by britt_marie_kbh is a selection of high quality items that hopefully will become forever favorites. A selection of high quality items centered around the tactile feel, and the story behind them. Each product is a celebration of solid craftsmanship with a strong sense of aesthetics. All products are handmade in Colombia. Exclusively made for britt_marie_kbh.  Crocheting is immensely time consuming for even the most talented weaver, and the aesthetic value truly lies in the time spent on each product. We believe in making few, high-quality items.  I have chosen Almudena Espinosa as my partner in Columbia, because her motivation for being in Colombia is to make a change in the lives of the weavers she work with.

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The price of high quality crafts

I have chosen Almudena Espinosa as my partner in Columbia, because her motivation for being in Colombia is to try to make a change in the lives of the artisans she work with.   In 2005 Almudena founded Guanabana, with the intention of making quality and durable products. She has always collaborated socially with the communities she work with, making sure to give them a stable, and safe job.

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Authentic tote bags handmade with care

Our various bags are all handmade using crochet techniques by the Wayuu people from Colombia. Their work makes up an important but fragile artistic and cultural heritage.  All of our products are made in collaboration with the communities who originally invented them. Our tote bags are no exception. They are made in northern Colombia, where the Wayuu people have lived for thousands of years. The often colorful designs characterize the traditional style that has existed for countless generations.

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Founder

As a former student at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California I am trained in the intersection between architecture and design. 
I have an anthropological perspective on the design process which is definitely based on my bachelor's degree in nursing. Design, nursing and anthropology complement each other well, and I am able to benefit from their common fields of knowledge. I believe craft traditions are a celebration of our contemporary lives and our culture, and I find great interest in contributing to the work and life of skilled artisans.  

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