Afghanistan, Myanmar, Lebanon, Colombia & UK, Ishkar, Botoga Weekend Bag
Product name: Botoga Weekend Bag
Type of product: Bag
Description (story of the item): This supple cotton holdall is perfect for a weekend getaway. Each piece is handcrafted in Colombia from reclaimed material. ISHKAR has joined together with the Peace Dividend Initiative to create an innovative collection of products which support peace in Colombia. This bag is the product of a design collaboration between ISHKAR, and Bogata based peace initiative
Todos Ponen, led by fashion designer Maria Luisa Ortiz. Each piece is made from reclaimed uniform material that would otherwise have been sent to landfill. The bag incorporates a discrete mola, a symbolic embroidered panel.
Embera Katío, is an indigenous community based in Tierralta, Cordoba, a region of Colombia that is often caught in the crossfire between guerrillas and paramilitary groups. Through their cooperative, Ebera Neka, they produce traditional molas
and intricate beadwork, aiming to create opportunities for indigenous families and to preserve their artisanal traditions.
Ciro Gómez is a former combatant of the FARC and one of thousands of demobilized members now working to reintegrate into society. Struggling to find
employment, Ciro decided to learn a new trade. In 2005, with the aid of the Corporación Mundial de la Mujer Colombia, he established his own manufacturing company where he now employs 17 people.
Measurements / size: 48x40x18cm