Siembra Heritage Weaves Tradition & Fashion Together in Handmade, One-of-a-Kind Pieces
By: Siembra Heritage
"Argentina is a country filled with talented, skilled artisans and the artistry in their hand work is slowly being lost. My goal is to create a platform that not only showcases their craft, but also encourages and supports them in becoming their own entrepreneurs,"
Handmade by an indigenous community of women in Formosa, Argentina, the Chaguar Collection includes beautifully designed purses, wristlets, clutches, backpacks, necklaces, and even belts. Using natural dyes extracted from plants, roots, seeds, and fruits for color, the exceptional products from the Chaguar Collection are made from textured threads spun from the fibers of the Chaguar plant, the cousin to the Aloe Vera. Weaving culture into every piece, the patterns on each individual item are associated with the animals found in the specific area of Formosa. Prices range from $9.99 to $79.99.
Perfect for a farmer's market, lounging by the shore, or enjoying an evening on the patio, the Carandillo Collection boasts a sustainable and durable basket-woven technique, sure to last all season long (and beyond). Handmade from the Qom community in Gran Chaco, Argentina, each product uses the raw material of the Carandillo (a Palm-like tree) that is woven by hand using an ancestral technique handed down for generations. Perfect for pairing with laid-back linen shorts, or a fresh maxi-dress, the Carandillo Collection handbags are an elevated, chic take on the basket-woven style with leather details and handles. It's sure to be a conversation piece! Prices for the Carandillo Collection range from $14.99 - $29.99.
"In the end, by purchasing a product from Siembra Heritage, you are not only receiving a good that you would not otherwise discover in the US, but also you contribute to a cycle of empowerment and economic growth opportunities for these indigenous communities,"
Offering custom, hand-made goods from artisans in Argentina, Siembra Heritage weaves tradition and fashion together in one-of-a-kind pieces. For more information visit www.siembraheritage.com.