Valerie Hazbun Maria - Mochila Market Founder
Mochila Market showcases colombian handcrafted mochilas, the
artisans and the culture built into every piece. Each mochila is
100% handmade and takes 6-8 days to be produced. Each mochila has a
story and a talented artisan behind it. Their knowledge of the craft
has been passed from generation to generation. Our team is conformed
by a group of both men and women from the municipality of Chorrera,
talented artisans that through Mochila Market´s initiative are
showing their work worldwide. This work impacts the social, cultural
and economic issues of the region.
Mochila Market business cycle works the following way: We provide
the material to artisans, we design the mochila and create
discussion groups to socialize the collection to be developed. The
production is made in their community respecting their culture and
individual timming, each artisan takes her own time and it must be
respected. Fair payment, we believe that a social business begins to
make sense when there is a better distribution of profits among the
parties of the value chain. These women benefit directly from the
income generated by the sales of these handcrafted products to
improve their quality of life.
We work with different fibers like coral thread, pique and sheep
wool among other materials for the elaboration of mochilas,
backpacks, accessories and objects for home decor.
Our team is made up of Colombian talent with an entrepreneurship
spirit. We share creative values, the experiences passed though
generations and we feel the passion thru our working hands.
We are all committed to promoting sustainable social value and stand
out as a company that recognizes the added value of our team, the
artisans, the makers.