Hands of Colombia understands fair trade to indicate an equitable, fair, and mutually beneficial partnership. We aim to foster positive, long-term, and direct relationships with the artisans and indigenous communities with whom we are so fortunate to work.
Our objective is not to maximize profits, but to share the story of the Wayuu Indigenous Group, to change the negative perception so many have of Colombia, and to give so many talented artisans a better chance.
There are thousands of ways to shop online - what makes Hands of Colombia different? Why buy from us, instead of one of our competitors? Here are a few ways we're doing things differently, for the benefit of the Wayuu Indigenous Group
Do the Wayuu use blackface? Why do Wayuu Women paint their faces black? Although it may be a daunting sight, the real reason behind the Wayuu tradition of face painting is a story of adaptation, resourcefulness, and a bit of vanity.