Guanabana by britt_marie_kbh
All of which means, products that are handmade from start to finish by the skilled artisans we have chosen to partner with.
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.
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.
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.