As you've probably noticed, the tribal look is pretty big right now. The bright colors and geometric designs give off a really cool vibe that's perfect for days at the beach, music festivals, or traveling. However, instead of purchasing a "tribal-inspired" bag from some big name brand, take a look at the beautiful Mochila bags handmade by the women of the indigenous Wayuú Tribe. All profits go back to the Tribe through the The Wayúu Tayá Foundation. They are truly stunning bags, but it makes it so much sweeter to know you'll be supporting a beautiful people who need our help.
Here's a bit more about the foundation:
"We are a 501(c)3 non governmental, nonprofit organization founded in 2002 to help improve the lives of Latin-American indigenous communities while maintaining and respecting their traditions, culture and beliefs. Wayúu Tayá Foundation was founded by Wayúu model and actress, Patricia Velásquez. Since its creation, Wayúu Tayá has concentrated its efforts in assisting the Wayúu, an indigenous group of over 450,000 people, located in the Guajira Peninsula of northern Colombia and northwest Venezuela."
p.s. Sorry for the hiatus! I was road trippin' all around the South East with my boyfriend and two other friends to see Phish. It was amazingly fun, and such a cool experience. Can't wait to do it again!
photos via google image search.