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Social Responsibility

IndiArts Collective keeps respectful transparent relationships with our artisan partners by buying directly from them and paying their asking price. Our featured handmade products showcase their talents to global markets, helping them support their families and improve their quality of living.

We travelled and interviewed the makers to learn about their experience and share the traditions behind each of their products. Bringing these items to a larger audience and providing their history on our site helps "Give artisans a voice" and aids with the conservation of indigenous and traditional communities and cultures around the world.

An Extra Way How We Give Back

We donate 2% of our sales to Munai, to learn more about our Colombian charity partner, read our blog post about them and how we work together to support their work combating child malnutrition in Colombia: "Colombian Indiarts & Munai- Combating Child Malnutrition"

Soon this summer of 2019, we will start selling their Moringa to be able to support this great organization even more!! stay tuned for more information about this new product.

Product Sourcing

  • Our Artisan Products

Our products are entirely made by artisans in South America. At the moment we have products from Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico. We aim to increase the number of artisans we work with and to create innovative and useful products to meet current and future market demands.

  • Leather Products

Some of our leather products are designed in Vancouver but then handcrafted in small batches by a small family business in Colombia. Our products are unique, high-quality and durable; we use genuine cow leather which is decorated with native artwork made by Colombian indigenous groups. We buy the Molas or tejido Wayuu art work directly from the artisans in the Kuna and Wayuu communities of Colombia. These fabrics are later brought to the small leather factory where the final products are carefully handmade with the best finishes possible by leather masters. We respect and value indigenous artwork, which is the reason why we guarantee that the authenticity of the indigenous art we used to decorate our products remains unaltered.

Finally, we have audited each of the spaces where our products are made, making sure that they follow the country’s employment standards, no forced or child labor is in place while guaranteeing all makers have a safe and good workplace.

Meet our Indigenous Artisans!

Molas makers- Kuna women from Colombia and Panama selling their molas in the public market in San Blas.

Mochila makers- Wayuu women from Colombia in a "rancheria", one of their houses in the Alta Guajira.

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Check out video of our makers in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=YGAjNl5WwCk

Leather products makers- Working at their factory in Bogota, Colombia.

Check out video of our makers in action:

https://youtu.be/SjV5eMjDK5Q

 

Let's empower and support Global artisans together!! 

Check out our blog and the Making section on our website to learn more about upcoming projects, our current artisans, their traditions and culture.