5.02.2011

Give Back

These gorgeous woven bags are handmade in Colombia by local tribes. Zikawa-It means 'give' in Chibcha, the mother language of the different indigenous communities of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta. Two of the communities Free People get mochilas from, the Arhuaco and Kankuamo peoples, live in the Sierra Nevada and speak dialects derived from Chibcha. A third of the profits go to different community-based initiatives aimed at children and at supporting woman artisans from indigenous communities in South America. Very cool.


I'm also a huge fan of FEED Bags. The FEED 3 Guatemala Bag comes in a cool Ikat pattern, and a FEED 3 Guatemala Bag = 3 Children Supplied with Nutrients for 1 Year. Check out the FEED Shop. So many great options for whatever cause moves you.


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