A few weeks ago I received a letter from a woman named Celestina. She told me a little bit of her story and that of her beautiful fair-trade brand malambo , She works with artisans in indigenous communities in Northern Columbia. Reading her letter I learned about loss, violence, displacement, and disappointment – and on the same page I learned about spirit, courage, resilience, culture, and creativity.
Malambo is built on a deep respect for Wayuu communities and their creativity.
Each of these woven bags is hand-made over the course of 2-4 weeks, by a local artisan. This weaving is their livelihood and deeply ingrained in the local culture.
How special it is to roam the farms here in the Byron Shire collecting my local produce in a bag with so much story to tell!