Wayuu Taya Foundation Susu Woven Bags $160
Lately I have been seeing a ton of women walking around the city carrying these super bright woven little bucket bags. I saw them on an online store the other day and thought it was just another designer making a cool bag, but upon further research I discovered that the bags are actually made by the Wayuu, an indigenous South American group that lives in the Guajira Peninsula between Colombia and Venezuela.
Well, this changes everything!
All of the bags are made by hand by the tribe's women at the foundation's women center called Shukumajaya, where the women are also educated on parenting, nutrition and family planning among other things. So you are supporting a small community and making a big impact in the lives of people halfway around the world simply by carrying your summer essentials in one of these super cute totes.
If these aren't your cup of tea, there are tote bags and even clutches on their webstore, all with equally rad weaving and wooden details. Looking good while doing good, who says you can't have it all?