Colombian Highland Project


by Emelie Ekblad September 20, 2016

FROM THE STREETS OF BOGOTA TO THE JUNGLES OF THE HIGHLANDS - DRIVING SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY IN COLOMBIA

 
Sapia started off with a few artisans producing orange peel ornaments, with the ambition to empower women through providing opportunities to less privileged artisans. Over the years, they’ve grown into ten full time artisans, 60 working from their homes, and an additional 30 working to supply the raw material, and are continuously looking for more artisan groups to support.
 
Sapias’ goal is to maintain consistent work for the existing artisans, and grow to provide additional income opportunities to further communities. They strive to be an organization that brings together different natural, recycled and environmentally sustainable materials with beautiful design and high quality standards; always supporting the providers and collaborators in order to provide them the opportunity of good living conditions.
 
Sapia works in accordance to the ten principles of Fair Trade. During their work, they have been able to witnesses the groups growing, giving the opportunity to disadvantaged artisans with a fair payment and good working conditions with transparency. Together with Sapia, from the heart of Colombia, we have created the Highland Collection.
 
Me together with two of the women at Sapia who welcomed me warmly,
and turned The Highland Collection from a dream to reality and stunning jewelry. 



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