Sustainably Chic

Live In Hope with these Beautiful Handmade Handbags Supporting Colombian Artisanal Craft

FashionNatalie Kay

HOPE Made in the world

If you have been coming to this blog the past few years, I am sure you are familiar with this sustainable fashion brand. I showcased a mochila from their Weaving Hope Collection last Spring, and its one of the most unique and special handbags in my closet. HOPE Made has now expanded on their handbag collection, and I’m excited to share a new favorite with you!

Reasons to Love HOPE Made

Sustainably-Made: Founded on the principles of sustainability and fair work, HOPE Made wants to help preserve original craft, and support artisans & indigenous communities.

Affordable, Yet Fair: Time and time again, people request more affordable prices when shopping sustainably. Every handbag found at HOPE Made is under $200!

Unique Design: I’ve always been a fan of Colombian handbags. I love how many of the designs tell a story of their heritage. This adds a lot of character to such a usual, everyday fashion piece.


What I’m Wearing

Hoja Blanca Envelope Bag: I’ve been seeing quite a few straw bags scattered throughout social media, and I’m all for jumping on that trend. Any bag resembling a basket is a timeless look to me! Besides the amazing price (it’s $40!!!), the Envelope Bag is made from the Hoja Blanca tree. This tree’s fiber is grown around Río Quito, Chocó, Colombia, and is used to create many types of crafts and working tools. It is known for its durability and lovely aesthetic. Floricelda is the artisan behind this design, and was taught by her grandmother, Alminta, 37 years ago. This is her main source of income so this purchase goes a long way!!

Where to Purchase

Find their entire collection of handbags - here - and make sure to check out their line of baskets.

(& stay tuned for dining goods)

Plus, you can stay up-to-date with all new products through Instagram!


Sustainably Supported by HOPE Made. As always, all views are genuine & products are truly loved! Help support the brands who support Sustainably Chic, so I can continue to bring you the best in sustainable fashion, beauty & lifestyle :) Thanks, everyone!