Sunday, August 7, 2011

Wayuu Taya Foundation

Earlier this summer, before my trip to Panama, I was on a search for the perfect beachy summer bag. As I shopped multiple websites for this special commodity, I came across these brilliantly colored, woven bags and fell in love.  As a grad student of Latin American Studies, I was curious to learn more about the origin of these bags -- were they authentic? was there some sort of fair trade foul play going on? who was behind this? I came to learn that the bags are sponsored by a nonprofit foundation here in New York that uses proceeds to aid the development of the indegenous communities that produce these and other beautiful artisanal crafts.  What an inspiration!

Check them out:

Happy shopping!

image from

No comments:

Post a Comment