June 28, 2011

Accidental Brilliance Picks...Wayuu Taya Bags

Years ago I saw a woman on the street with the most amazingly colorful woven bag slung across her body, I stopped her to ask her where she had gotten it and she said she had just gotten back from a trip to Colombia where they are pretty common. I never forgot the bag and over the past few years they've been popping up here in the states. The best part, they are being sold for a great cause. Not only are they gorgeous but, the proceeds of each bag sold benefit The Wayuu Taya Foundation. The foundation helps to improve the lives of impoverished people in Latin America. The hand-woven bags are made by Wayuu indigenous women at the foundation's women's center that helps to educate women. There are a few stores that are selling them but, you can purchase the bags directly from the foundaion's website here and guarentee the proceeds are going to the right place. And while your there, check out other ways you can get involved and help. Fashion for a great cause, can't beat that.

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