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New Dog Collars Are Here!

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We are excited to announce we have new dog collars just in time for autumn.  Because each one of our dog collars is handmade and one of a kind, we only make a small batch for each season.  If you are interested please check out our shop!  Each dog collar is crafted by the Wayuu People of Colombia, which is why each design is unique.  The best part is each collar comes with a matching bracelet, so you can look just as good as your best friend!  

Handmade Buena Onda Guitar Straps

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Buena Onda has the coolest guitar straps on the market.  They are completely handmade and fair-trade.  Thanks to the amazing artisans at Buena Onda all of our straps are completely one of a kind.  The leather attachments are added later on at our headquarters in North Platte, Nebraska.

We would also like to give a special shout out to Kevin Kennedy iii for modeling this guitar strap for the Buena Onda.  You can hear his music online or watch his videos at www.youtube.com/kevstalent.

Where in the World

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It is our mission at Buena Onda to bring the Wayuu every corner of the globe.  Today I am in Cologne exploring the city and looking for people to partner with in order to get our story out to the masses.  If you know of any shop or business that would be interested in carrying the Buena Onda brand please drop us an email!

Fresh T's

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Buena Onda has the freshest t's for this upcoming festival season.  Each pocket is handmade and one of a kind, which means your t-shirt was made just for you.  Not to mention each t-shirt you purchase helps employee a Wayuu Family in Colombia.  Don't miss out on this limited time offer! Shoot us an email to special order yours!

Buena Onda Cowboys

Buena Onda Cowboys

Black Friday is Here!!!

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Oh yeah!!! Black Friday is here!  Are you stressed about the holiday season, have no fear because Buena Onda is here.  We are looking to help make your holiday shopping easy this year by providing amazing handmade products from the Wayuu People of Colombia.  Everything we sell is fair-trade and one of a kind.  The best part is we work directly with each Wayuu Family.

On the Road Again

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Buena Onda has been traveling all over the USA this year!  We have had so much fun sharing the Wayuu story and making so many amazing friends along the way.  We are excited to be in ALABAMA today!

Buena Onda in Alabama

Lauren Grieco joins the Buena Onda

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The beautiful Lauren Grieco joined the Buena Onda today to take an amazing photo shoot in Central Park.  Thank you so much Lauren for becoming a Buena Onda advocate.  Her finesse and style can be seen in the awesome photos we took.  If you are interested in any of these amazing mochilas please check out our shop.  You can also follow Lauren on instagram at www.instagram.com/lagrieco88

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Lauren Rocks a Buena Onda Mochila

Buena Onda at AXIS 2015

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Buena Onda is showing at the Axis Show this week in New York City.  We will be showing our new line of Wayuu Mochilas and Accessories, including some exciting new products that we are offering.  If you are in the city this week please stop by Pier 92/94 and come see us!  

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Axis 2015

Buena Onda and The Lab

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Lindsey rocking a Wayuu Mochila and a Revival Wrap.

Lindsey rocking a Wayuu Mochila and a Revival Wrap.

Buena Onda first encountered The Lab at Bonaroo this past summer.  As fate would have it, The Lab was showcasing at Surf Expo last week.  So after speaking with the Owner Lindsey Barnett.  We decided to do a Buena Onda and The Lab photo shoot.  It turned out great!

Feliz Navidad from Buena Onda

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Feliz Navidad from Buena Onda!

Feliz Navidad from Buena Onda!

Buena Onda would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!  Feliz Navidad!  We hope everyone is have a happy holiday season with their friends and family.  God Bless and we will see you in the New Year!

If you are still looking for great Christmas presents please check out our Wayuu Mochilas, Wayuu Dresses, Wayuu Clutches, Wayuu Bracelets, and Wayuu Belts.

Santa Loves Wayuu Mochilas

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Even Santa Claus Loves Wayuu Mochilas.

Even Santa Claus Loves Wayuu Mochilas.

Merry Christmas Eve from Buena Onda!  So we were talking to Santa recently and we realized he loves Wayuu Mochilas.  In fact, we found out his "red bag" is actually a Wayuu Mochila!  We hope you were good this year, because Santa only delivers Buena Onda products  to the good girls and boys of the world.

Our New Buena Onda Model

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We would like to introduce our newest Buena Onda model, Ilana Brown!  Ilana is from New York and happened to be visiting Colombia when we were doing our photoshoot.  Below you can read her first hand account of taking great photos for Buena Onda.  

"I ended up hanging out with Kevin all day, modeling his clothes on the beach. I’ve never modeled before and I don’t know that I’ll get the opportunity again, but wow. What an experience. I was not just randomly modeling in a weird way. I was in handmade local clothes that we bought from a local family, laying on the beautiful beach of palomino. I was beside myself at that moment. I was running in the ocean, sitting in the jungle, I was climbing on trees, laying in the sand, my hair was in it’s own world completely, no makeup, no nothing. I don’t know how I looked, but I felt beautiful. The situation, the scenery, the waves and sounds, the Mosquitos and frizzy hair, all of it was just incredible."

To read more of Ilana's story visit

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Happy 4th of July

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Mochilas on July 4th.

Mochilas on July 4th.

If we have told you once, we have told you a million times:  There is a mochila for every occasion.  This beautiful red, white, and blue mochila is the perfect bag for the 4th of July.  It is also a loop style weaved mochila, which means each stitch is included with a small loop on the outside of the bag.  This adds a lovely texture and an esthetic style that is completely different than typical Wayuu Mochilas.  So be sure to check out our entire supply!

Buena Onda at Bonnaroo

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Buena Onda had an amazing week at the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, TN.  With amazing music acts and activities to keep you busy, Bonnaroo offered a good mix of fun.  Buena Onda was able to showcase our Wayuu mochilas, dresses, headbands, bracelets, and our new edition of hammocks and dog collars.  We appreciated everyone stopping by our tent and supporting Buena Onda.  We made some amazing friends and look forward to keeping the Buena Onda moving this summer.

The Buena Onda Bonnaroo Set Up

Thank you Megan!

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Buena Onda would like to take the opportunity to thank Megan Miller (@meg_millz6) for her amazing work as our intern.  Megan is moving on to a full-time HR position and we wish her all the best.  We know she will be successful in all her endeavors.  With that being said, Buena Onda is looking for new summer interns so if you have any interest please contact TheBuenaOnda@gmail.com.  #thebuenaonda #buenaonda #internships  #wayuumochilas #newcompany #work  #beoneofakind 

Our New One of a Kind Model: Maria Paula Dangond Arteta

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The Buena Onda spotlight is on Maria Paula Dangond Arteta.  She is our newest model at Buena Onda and she truly is one of a kind.  Read her story below:

"I live in Barranquilla, Colombia, a city dreamed by those who haven't seen it, and never forgotten by those who have. In Barranquilla, you will meet happiness face to face.

I currently studying Fashion Marketing and communication in Lasalle College, so I can build a strong foundation for my professional journey.  However, I expect to enrich my knowledge with other more specific disciplines within Fashion marketing.

Whenever, I have time to spare, you can find me listening to jazz music. However, one of my passions in fashion is using my makeup skills to work. Usually, my friends ask me to help them get ready and gorgeous for different events.  I am always excited to help because I genuinely adore having fun with colors, hair, and makeup.  When its not my friends, I enjoy trying new stuff and playing with the colors on myself.  I can honestly say, makeup is one of my biggest joys. 

As common as it may sound spending time with my friends and family is a really big part of my life. I really appreciate those moments around them as one of my favorites things in the world. However, I think that better than family and friends, is family and friends around a table full of delicious all kinds of food.

Last but not least, I love investing my time into foundations that help impoverished children. When you put a smile on their faces, they'll make sure to put one on your heart.  

I always discover something special about each and every person I meet.  I've always dreamed of being a very successful woman, who pursued her love for fashion, while helping other people find their looks according to their personality.  I want to help people speak through their clothes, and feel through their looks.

I dream about having a big and happy family, with whom I'd have time to share.  I want to be able to find balance between those two big dreams: a family and a job. However, without even having that family yet... I already know they'll be my number one priority.  I hope that all my future kids and I can always be a kind hand to anybody who needs it, because I think life is nothing if you're not helping your neighbor.

Me gusta Buena Onda, por la sencilla razón de aportar un granito de arena a la evolución de la cultura colombiana, por valorar a las mujeres trabajadoras de nuestra tierra, por crea una campana de consumo responsable y por llevar el amor colombiano a distintas partes del mundo." 

-Maria Paula Dangond Arteta-

Maria Paula Dangond Arteta

Maria Paula Dangond Arteta

Hanging out with Buena Onda

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Buena Onda is at the Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  We are so excited to be able to share the  Buena Onda Story with everyone this week.  Please feel free to stop by our tent where you can see our large selection of Wayuu Mochilas, Wayuu Dresses, and other awesome products.  We will also be doing incredible giveaways, so don't miss out!  

 

What bands are you excited to see???

Hanging out with Buena Onda

Buena Onda at El Horno

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Today was amazing!  Buena Onda got to hangout at El Horno, which is a local Wayuu rancheria.  El Horno means "The Oven."  Let me tell you, it was hot!  La Guajira is an extremely dry and arid area of Colombia.  However, we were able to keep cool by swimming in the ocean which was about a kilometer walk from El Horno.  We also got to see how Wayuu Mochilas are made at El Horno.  We would like to give a big thanks to Amelia's family for giving us a wonderful Wayuu experience!

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