A celebration of solid craftsmanship with a strong sense of aesthetics
Guanabana by britt_marie_kbh
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.
Craftsmanship is all about time
Crocheting is immensely time consuming for even the most talented weaver, and the aesthetic value truly lies in the time spent on each product.
To me, the tote bag is the epitome of “everything goes with everything” Although a calm color palette often is preferred in Scandinavia, I believe a bold hue is perfect to bind everything together.
Less trend-driven with long-lasting items
When crafting our bags the artisans use traditional techniques inherited from generation after generation. Everyday they are striving to create the best possible version of each product, to ensure you will use and love every item for years to come.
We believe in making few, high-quality items.
In my opinion, worn-in bags just get better with time, as they evolve and develop a natural beautiful look. Even though our bags are crocheted in a way that makes them durable, they will undeniably take on a life of their own. Eventually reflecting the places and travels they have done.
I would like to promote production processes that are friendly to the planet and the people that undertake them
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. In 2005 Almudena founded Guanabana, with the intention of providing work all year around to all the weavers working for her in Colombia.
She has always collaborated socially with the communities she work with, making sure to give them a stable and safe job. In Colombia, she has a foundation that allows the artisans to apply for credit. They can use the credit for their own companies. I find great interest in contributing to the work she is doing. Some of the weavers that are crafting our bags have been working with Almudena for 13 and 14 years.
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