artisans

our philosophy

We make sure all our artisans are aware of the work we do, the aim of our project, and the principles we abide by. We want Magda Made to be a collaborative process, between us and the artisans, rather than simply a transactional one. We work with artisans throughout different zones of Colombia and establish trusting relationships by visiting their homes, meeting their families and teams, and emphasizing the value of their work, time, and wellbeing. While bringing our customers beautiful goods, we hope to act as a platform and resource for these artisans to share their work and access increased opportunity.

our Artisan partners

Enredarte Artisan Collective - mochilas 
Yaneris Angulo - iraca palm bags
Aura Montero - mochilas
Enrique Jimenez - liana vine basketry
Carmen Prado - chamba ceramics
Soledad Tello - fique bags
Fanny Paredes - palm bags
Johana Jupal - hiche basketry
Diana Fraser - ceramics
Dilia Suarez - textiles
Nukak-Maku Indígena - yaré basketry
Cesar Giraldo - leather
Javier Sarmiento Gonzalez - leather
Fanny Iguaran - mochilas
Gloria Epieyu - mochilas
Ivan Botia Veloza - ceramics
Alba Beltran - hats
Pueblo Indígena Uioto - basketry
Nobsa Tejidos Cooperative - wool
Delcy Martinez - palm bags

Ivan, outside his ceramics workshop above Ráquira, Boyacá.

Ivan, outside his ceramics workshop above Ráquira, Boyacá.

Malachi working with ceramicist Carmen.

Malachi working with ceramicist Carmen.



where we source

Silvia, Cauca
San Jose de Guaviare, Guaviare
Usiacurí, Atlántico
Antanquez, Cesar
Mitú, Vaupes
La Chamba, Tolima
Curití, Santander
Sandoná, Nariño
Gachantivá, Boyacá
La Calera, Cundinamarca
Bogotá, Colombia
Medellín, Antioquia
Riohacha, La Guajira
Florencia, Caqueta
Nobsa, Boyacá
Ráquira, Boyacá
Quibdó, Chocó

Alba, weaving a new hat with fique and palmicho   fibers.

Alba, weaving a new hat with fique and palmicho fibers.

Inside Diana’s ceramics studio.

Inside Diana’s ceramics studio.