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    ABOUT THE TRADITIONAL MOCHILAS WAYUU

    ABOUT THE TRADITIONAL MOCHILAS WAYUU

    In various occasions we were asked, if our bags were original or not. Yes, they are! We can assure you of that. They cannot be more original than they are :) Here is the proof...The photo story of our latest journey to Colombia.


    Due to numerous & simultaneous projects in the Caribbean, including the Caribbean coast of Colombia we get on the spot on a regular basis - all together or as solo travelers. We choose bags and accessories for you and we look at the creative processes. When duties stop us on this side of the ocean, we count on the trusted person onsite who supports us in our distant efforts.


    Wayuu bags have officially been recognized as the national heritage of Colombia, Venezuela would probably do the same, if not for the political turmoil, that is currently experiencing.
    The Wayuu Indigenous communities on both sides of the Colombian-Venezuelan border use their bags for various purposes and each type of bag is characterized by its own name.

    In addition, the bags are divided depending on the quantity of weave strands into so-called una hebra (in this case bag is created from thin weave strand) or dos hebras (here bag consists of 2 or more weave strands). The creation process of the 1st type is much more time consuming. Our Customers value both of them, because of their artistic craftsmanship.

    There are a lot of companies on the market who are trying to commercialize Wayuu bags under different brand names. And it's OK!
    Thanks to our efforts, in the last couple of years the world was able to admire the intricately created craft that combines old tradition with the almost haute couture fantasy.

    There are no better or worse Wayuu bags. Believe us. The only difference is how much each company is willing to spend on marketing campaigns related to the promotion of the patterns that the company has chosen, which is usually reflected in the price of the product. We supply our collections in the same places. Some patterns are handmade by the same crafters.

    We are lucky to know some of them personally. :)


    In general - do not immediately believe in the story that a particular pattern was invented specifically by the particular company. You can count on the fingers of one hand the Colombian designers who have contributed to the transformation of traditional Wayuu bags into fashion accessories, adding to them for example leather elements or Swarovski crystals and present their collections on catwalks.

    Wayuu crafters are artists, although some of them often cannot even read and write. They create traditional patterns or they respond to the demand while preparing funny patterns.  The final result depends solely on them. We happened to choose for our collection the bags 100% invented by the Wayuu women and then realized that other companies claimed them as their own patterns!


    We hate that and will always speak about it openly. There are plenty of cases of cultural appropiation, when the fashion world hijacks the traditional patterns without showing the source.



     The luloplanet team is comprised of three people with wide background in digital marketing, social media, ecommerce & financial markets in the areas totally different than the one represented by luloplanet.

     And also ... the family of travelers.

    Why do we have the lower prices than the competition?

    We have been the largest distributor of Wayuu bags in Central and Eastern Europe. We launch the collections on various markets in short series. We also provide wholesale services to other vendors across the globe.

    The in-depth knowledge of Latin American culture and Spanish language allows us to act without intermediaries And finally - we are open to alliances with other suppliers who, like us, want to act in a fair-trade spirit.

    Competition is not bad if we all have a legitimate goal.

    But of course we mean the fair competition...Do not trust the declarations of companies that buy bags from intermediaries, claiming that they support Indigenous communities.  In the last 5 years we have observed these unfair practices of our imitators.
    If sustainable fashion is important to you, ask questions e,g. what exactly the companies have done for the support of artisans on top of buying goods for reselling as part of a regular wholesale commercial transaction.

     

    Each Wayuu bag is the luxurious item. Nowadays luxury means wearing something handmade  with a great care.
    We wish you a very pleasant shopping experience on our site
    Kinga, Marcin i Raquel

    HOW TO TAKE CARE ABOUT YOUR WAYUU BAGS FROM LULOPLANET?

    HOW TO TAKE CARE ABOUT YOUR WAYUU BAGS FROM LULOPLANET?

    If #mochila Wayuu, which you bought from us, got dirty, no worries, there are couple of simple ways to clean it.

    Minor dirt can be delicately removed with a wiper  or sponge and the back should be then left to dry naturally.

    If you use our bag mostly all of the time (which doesn't surprise us at all!:>) and it requires the cleaning, there is nothing simpler! Don't worry, you can wash it in the washing machine.

    However remember about  the basics, please:

    • Wash the bag in the washing machine in cool water using hand wash programs for delicate fabrics such as silk or wool.
    • Use only a mild detergent.  
    • Hang the bag to dry away from direct heat.

    We have been using our own Wayuu bags for many years and washed them many times without compromising their quality. We believe that with proper care you will enjoy using them as long as we do.

    How should you care for leather bags from our limited collections?
     
    Our Wayuu leather bags are made of excellent quality Italian leather, which our customers value very much, because of their durability and pleasant texture.

    • In case of a minor dirt, you can also gently clean the stain with a wiper or sponge.There are also multiple leather formulations that you can use to clean, moisturize or impregnate them.
    • Take into account, please, that jeans or other heavily dyed materials touching the light leather can cause stains that are difficult to remove.
    • Moisture and excessive heat are harmful for the leather bag - if it gets wet, hang it in a dry, ventilated room and be patient until it is completely dry.


    Other than that, have fun & enjoy wearing our beautiful bags in every occasion!

    LULOPLANET ORGANIZES CHRISTMAS CHARITY CAMPAIGN

    LULOPLANET ORGANIZES CHRISTMAS CHARITY CAMPAIGN

    WE ARE ACTIVELY EXECUTING OUR MISSION TO SUPPORT AND PRESERVE CRAFTSMANSHIP HAND MADE IN THE CARIBBEAN AND LATIN AMERICA.


    We deliver unique luxury products in a transparent way to Customers worldwide. We also empower Indigenous communities and small manufactures, sustain the finest craftsmanship & share traditional production techniques with the world.

    Based on the information received from our providers from small Embera Indigenous community near Pereira in Colombia (see the details below): https://www.luloplanet.com/pages/embera-culture-indianie-embera we have decided to launch the charity action to collect fonds necessary to buy holiday gifts for little Indigenous children whose parents work with us on a daily basis.

    There are almost 300 children in need of toys, clothes and shoes. We have decided to dedicate entire earnings from SHARE IS CARE collection of bracelets for this purpose.

    Also 10% of the price of each product from other collections in our shop will be sent to Colombia to let children in need enjoy their holidays.

    https://www.luloplanet.com/collections/wayuu-bags-torby-wayuu

    Another option that helps us reach this goal is the pre-order of unique jewelry, so called OKAMA's - hand beaded by the indigenous community members:

    We are also about to launch the online charity auction of one of a kind OKAMA - necklace with special meaning - path of the life, representing women position in the society.

    Due to its coverage in social media, the campaign caught the attention of our Customers, especially those based in Europe. You can join the good cause as well by making your purchase. The action will last until the 20th of December.

    Publication at Linked-In:
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/holiday-gifts-children-from-embera-tribe-colombia-launches-weso%C5%82a/?published=t

    Charity action of luloplanet embera children in colombia wayuubags

    Charity action of luloplanet embera children in colombia wayuubags

     

    Charity action of luloplanet embera children in colombia wayuubags

    Charity action of luloplanet embera children in colombia wayuubags

     

    STYLE GUIDE - THE WINNER OF DECEMBER CHOSEN!

    STYLE GUIDE - THE WINNER OF DECEMBER CHOSEN!

    #luloplanet #wayuubags can be used in every single occassion, in each continent and during every season. It's a proposal for active women, who care about who made their clothes and at the same time love to feel comfortable & beautiful.

    As always the decision to choose the winner of the month was very difficult. We have decided to prize @aleksandra_makeup_f & her styling
    proposals. Inspire yourself!

    Torby Wayuu od luloplanet wayuubags mochila wayuu

    Torby Wayuu od luloplanet wayuubags mochila wayuu

    Torby Wayuu od luloplanet wayuubags mochila wayuu