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 Discover the Exquisite Artistry of Wayuu Crochet Bags from Origin Colombia!

At Origin Colombia, we take immense pride in offering a diverse array of stunning crochet bags meticulously handcrafted by talented indigenous women artisans from the Wayuu tribe in Colombia.

Our mission goes beyond aesthetics; we aim to harmonize ethics and artistry, presenting you with intricately woven bags that embrace the strings of culture and ancient traditions.

Each Crochet bucket bag we offer is a true labor of love, taking 10-15 days of dedicated craftsmanship by a single skilled Wayuu woman. We are committed to shining a spotlight on the Wayuu people's rich cultural heritage and ensuring they receive the recognition and compensation they truly deserve.

Empowering Sustainability

Our multi-purpose crossbody bags are not just fashion statements; they are symbols of sustainability at its finest. By choosing our bags, you empower the Wayuu tribe and make a positive impact on their lives.

Fair Trade Commitment

At Origin Colombia, we stand firmly behind fair trade practices. The women who skillfully craft our handmade bags are part of the indigenous Wayuu group in La Guajira, the northernmost region of Colombia. It is vital to us that they are treated with dignity and receive fair compensation for their exceptional work. We prioritize their well-being, ensuring they work in a safe and healthy environment.

Sowing Seeds of Change

We are not merely a business; we are change agents. Collaborating with other organizations, we are actively transforming the communities of La Guajira into sustainable handicraft production centers. Our goal is to empower Wayuu women as true entrepreneurs, recognizing the true value of their artistry and creating a sustainable pathway to combat poverty.

Join us in celebrating the beauty and resilience of the Wayuu community through our stunning Wayuu bags. Together, we can make a difference and weave a brighter future for all.

Experience the art, embrace the culture, and support sustainable change with Origin Colombia.


About Me


Hello there, I'm Claudia! Proud to be Colombian and unapologetic about my Latino accent. Embracing my traditions and culture, I take great honor in representing my homeland wherever I go.

My admiration for our indigenous artisans knows no bounds. Witnessing the incredible creations they fashion with their bare hands fills me with awe and utmost respect.

My journey with the artisans of Colombia and indigenous communities began during my twenty-year stay in the Philippines. I felt a deep urge to change Colombia's image worldwide and make a positive impact on the indigenous Wayuu community in La Guajira, fighting against poverty and hunger. Introducing Wayuu bags in Asia, I became a pioneer, reaching out to several countries in the region.

Today, destiny has led me to Canada, where my commitment to supporting the community remains unwavering, and it inspired the birth of Origin Colombia—an online store at your service.

At Origin Colombia, our journey continues hand in hand with the Wayuu women, always upholding fair trade practices and sustainability.

My topmost concern is ensuring our lady artisans live with their families in clean and caring conditions, free from hunger, with access to clean water. Moreover, they must work in a safe, nurturing environment.

What I do is more than a job; it's a passion. I am deeply motivated to sustain this project that has been close to my heart for many years—it's my life's work.

With love and dedication, Claudia and Origin Colombia are here to serve, uplift, and make a meaningful impact, one Wayuu bag at a time. Together, let's create a brighter future for these talented artisans and their communities.