BUENA ONDA | WAYUU MOCHILAS

HANDMADE - FAIRTRADE - ONE OF A KIND

Amelia Epiayu

Amelia Epiayu

Amelia has been with Buena Onda from the start. At 38 years old she is a pro at making Buena Onda dresses and mochilas. Her favorite thing to create is mini mochilas. She has two daughters and is a single parent.

Alexis Epiayu

Alexis Epiayu

Alexis is 21 years old and has no children. Like most Wayuu girls she got into making mochilas at a young age. Alexis is best known for her work on making Pom Poms which are hung on the mochilas. She has no children and lives with her family.

Luz Marina Epiayu

Luz Marina Epiayu

Luz Maria is the mother of 2 children. She has been making mochilas and dresses since she was a little girl. Luz's specific specialty is dresses. She is excited for this opportunity to sell mochilas on Etsy.

 

 

Marisa Aruchapan with her mochilas.

Marisa Aruchapan with her mochilas.

Marisa has been crafting mochilas ever since she was a little girl, when her mother first taught her the process. However, Marisa has only been selling her mochilas for the last 7 years in the local city and his happy to now be selling Etsy.

Angelica Epiayu

Angelica Epiayu

Angelica Epiayu is 18 years old, but don't let her youth trick you. She is an amazing weaver when it comes to making solid color mochilas. She is from the comunidad Wairraka near Maicao. She plans to use the sale of mochilas to fund college.

Maria Aruchapan

Maria Aruchapan

Maria has been crafting mochilas since she was a little girl. An expert of the mochila, Maria is know for her tight knit patterns and designs.

Lisandro Gonzalez

Lisandro Gonzalez

Lisandro is our main bracelet man.  He can make any kind of bracelet you want including double threaded, single threaded, and a straight braid.  His specialty is making bracelets with different words and writings on them.  Request a speciality bracelet today!

Kevin Kennedy is the CEO of Buena Onda.

Kevin Kennedy is the CEO of Buena Onda.

Originally from Nebraska, Kevin Kennedy spends most of the year living in Colombia working directly with the Wayuu Families that produce our amazing Buena Onda Products.  Kevin's hope it to create a company that brings fair-trade fashion from around the world to your front doorstep.  He wanted to create a company that supports different communities without disturbing their culture or traditions.  

 

Mary Ellen is our photographer and videographer. 

Mary Ellen is our photographer and videographer. 

Origin from Nebraska, and the sister of Kevin.  Mary Ellen is the expert in social media and marketing.  She has crafted many of our Buena Onda videos and continues to add valuable support to the company.