Wayuu Taya

Today I’m feeling so inspired by the bright and bold color combinations of these endearing Wayuu Taya bags.  Founded in 2002, by former Chanel model Patricia Velásquez, Wayuu Taya is a non-profit organization that produces fashionable and unique accessories in support of Latin American communities. Each hand-woven bag is made using traditional tribal techniques and takes 20 days to construct, with the proceeds going towards education for the indigenous Wayúu women and children.  Don’t you love it when “feel good” and fabulous combine in fashion?

Images via: NetaPorter.com

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19 Comments

  1. Deanna Pai wrote:

    I love the bright colors–I'd totally bring this to the beach. The green and pink purse is my favorite!

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  2. Debby wrote:

    Perfect for Summer. Love the green and the purple one too! xo

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  3. Would be great to take to the beach. The bright colors are so fun!

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  4. these are really cute, love the fluo detail!

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  5. anita wrote:

    So pretty!
    Are they big bags, or little satchels?

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  6. Love the style. Purple and green would be my pick.

    ps: There is a Chanel accessory on my latest post. I thought of you when I posted it.

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  7. Love these cheerful fun bags – and of course love that they for such a good cause.

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  8. Holy moly! I'm in love with these bags. When I lived in Ecuador, bags like these were a critical part of my wardrobe. It would be so awesome to bring it back into my rotation with one of these funky beauties. Plus, you've gotta love the charity element behind them!

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  9. Summy.B wrote:

    I like the purple one!

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  10. This is so neat. I do love the philanthropic side but also the fashion side of it. Such cute bags!

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  11. These are SO much fun! Perfect with a white tshirt and shorts!

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  12. What fun colors!! Love that a bag so pretty can be doing some good as well. Thanks so much for the idea!!

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  13. Brillante wrote:

    They are beautiful and even more so if you think about the cause. I am going to find out more about them, thanks for the information.

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  14. Wow love the neon colors! Fantastic!

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  15. CDS wrote:

    I really like the ones with the thicker straps. So prety!

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  16. Jessie wrote:

    These are so pretty! Love the vibrant colors!

    Jessie
    http://www.mixandchic.com

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  17. These are so cute and I agree I love the bright colors!!

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  18. Erica wrote:

    The bright colors are so fun!

    Silver MLM

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  19. Cara wrote:

    eeeek! in love!

    Published on 7.1.11 · Reply