ARTISAN COLLECTIVE

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.

Artisans - La Guajira

Fanny Iguaran
Riohacha, La Guajira - mochilas

Fanny is an integral part of the Taller Clan Epieyu weaving cooperative made up of over 170 Wayuu women from different areas of La Guajira. Fanny coordinates logistics, distribution, and organization of the cooperative in addition to hand-weaving her own beautiful mochilas...she's the ultimate jefa.

 

Gloria Epieyu 
La Guajira, Colombia - mochilas

The Gloria Epieyu weaving collective is a group of over 180 Wayuu women from the La Guajira and Magdalena regions of Colombia. In addition to the classic Wayuu mochila, the collective also specializes in the larger ‘susu’ mochila that resembles more of market bag with shorter straps. The colors and patterns of each bag reflect its maker, their unique culture, and customs.