OUR LOVE FOR THIS ART
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
Women supporting women. Behind each mochila is a cultural experience. The Wayuu tribe crochet all our beautiful products as a way to support the families. By supporting them we help improve their quality of life. This income provides water, education even better nutrition for their families.
We love creating and designing a variety of our bags by working with master artisans. Our first collaboration was our "Collegiate Collection". Our local colleges are spreading the love with colorful straps and bags. We will continue to design more styles and roll out new collections made exclusively for Straccio Rico.
Crocheting Wayuu bags is a dying art. For them, this craft is their main source of income. As younger generations move to the city, less indigenous women choose to live from the art of crochet. This struggle for many young Wayuu men and women has resulted in the artisans seeking a more modern way of life, therefore this intricate art is slowly dying. To keep this beautiful artistry alive, we purchase Wayuu bags from these talented artisans and love sharing these stunning bags with you. We hope this will also encourage them to continue this beautiful craft.
Providing our customers with quality, durability and style. These bags will not let you down when it comes to quality, durability and look. This glamorous accessory that recently got global recognition, is a must-have accessory to add to your closet. What a beautiful fashion statement. We love these bags and can't go a day without one by our side!
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In The Spotlight
Owner of "Just a Phase" wears our Caribbean Jungle crinkle scarf and evil eye pin to add a bit more PIZAZZ to her look. You can also wear these adorable scarves around your neck, wrist and, our favorite, on your mochila bag!
Has the most amazing and unique bags! Favorite Christmas present!Abbie B.
Best local company EVER! If you don't have a bag from Straccio Rico you're doing something wrong.Emma
Bought this bag for my wife and she loves it! Never a day I don't see her without it.
I love the women and the story behind these bags. I will always support a great cause.