We believe in the sustainable fashion movement. Arteli is a community with the goal of empowering the people & planet through wearable art.
Our products are made with recycled or reclaimed materials that have been reconditioned for a new use. Using recycled materials, minimizes the flow of waste.
We have formed a close relationship with women artisans who are now the magical hands behind Arteli. They use original techniques that date to their ancestors. Every piece is made 100% by hand and days of hard work, making each bag one of a kind.
Our bags are made by women in Usiacuri. A 9,000 people town in the North Coast of Colombia. A big percentage of women in the town are head of family, each with a fascinating story and a mission of their own.
Our bags are made under fair wages and safe working conditions. We value every minute of work time that goes into making one of our bags and promote responsible production.