SOCIAL PROJECTS

COLVILLE & THE WAYUU TRIBE, COLOMBIA

In 2018, Colville began collaborating with the women weavers of the Wayuu tribe, an indigenous people living in La Guajira peninsula which borders Columbia and Venezuela. Their intricate craft techniques have been passed down through the generations, allowing this art form to flourish as a modern day expression of a vibrant community spirit deeply linked to the land. In our first season, we sold 30 of these unique handwoven bags, each one showcasing the artistic flair of a single artisan. This small number helped 16 women feed their families for a month. We cherish their ancestral wisdom which has much to teach us about how we can live more cooperatively with our Earth. Their stories are important and we continue to support their artistry through weaving commissions, providing vital income and helping to safeguard time worn traditions.