Marina Orth Foundation

Each of these bags is hand woven and dyed for the Marina Orth Foundation by a cooperative of women in San Jacinto, Colombia, a traditional artisan town near the Caribbean coast. These brave women banded together after being forced to flee their homes due to the armed conflict of the early 2000s. They returned to San Jacinto, formed their cooperative and later with the help of the Peace Corps, they now sell bags, hammocks, placemats, and bedspreads.