Wayuutu is a socially minded hobby business inspired by boho art and passion for the proud heritage of our ancestral native artisans, the Wayuu people of the Colombia Venezuela desert.
The Wayuu “mochilas” bags are a symbol of Colombia in the world, empowering our artisans to continue their knitting and weaving tradition. These bags maintain their beauty, color and shape through many years. Basically, they do not age easily. That’s why we believe that these boho bags called “mochilas” choose their owners. The more often you use them, they become more beautiful.
Our bags are imported by the Wayuutu company owned by 2 women partners, Isabel from New Jersey and Martha from Barranquilla, Colombia, friends since elementary school, they grew up together in their native land, the Guajira Peninsula, Colombia around Wayuu little villages. The Wayuutu bags support the cottage businesses of the Wayuu. Isabella and Martha also give back in humanitarian programs. For example, since the current quarantine started in March 2020, they have been in campaign to provide 500-gallon containers for water storage that will be donated to some of their villages. The exotic Wayuu nation is a land that lacks the basic needs of survival. They lack water, education and healthcare. Every time you buy a piece of Wayuu art, you help an artist and a family.