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Our Philosophy

Bochica is an online marketplace featuring ethically sourced products made by Colombian artisans. We believe that in this current climate of cheap fast fashion products that harm both the environment and the workers that make them, our store can make a difference.

 We seek to empower Colombian artisans and keep their traditions alive by extending their products’ distribution and supporting sustainable income opportunities. We either source our products directly from the artisans or we partner with local Colombian social enterprises and NGOs that provide fair wages and social programs for their artisans.

We try to collaborate mostly with smaller artisan groups with limited access to markets due to their remote locations, their small-scale production, or their lack of technical support. Our ultimate goal is to empower as many artisans as possible out of the circle of poverty.

Bochica is an online marketplace featuring ethically sourced products made by Colombian artisans. We believe that in this current climate of cheap fast fashion products that harm both the environment and the workers that make them, our store can make a difference. We seek to empower Colombian artisans and keep their traditions alive by extending their products’ distribution and supporting sustainable income opportunities. We either source our products directly from the artisans or we partner with local Colombian social enterprises and NGOs that provide fair wages and social programs for their artisans. We try to collaborate mostly with smaller artisan groups with limited access to markets due to their remote locations, their small-scale production, or their lack of technical support. Our ultimate goal is to empower as many artisans as possible out of the circle of poverty.

FAIR TRADE AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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Fair Trade is an approach to international trade centered around equitable partnerships, transparency and respect. Small-scale farmers and workers are usually among the most marginalized by the global trade system. Fair-trade seeks to empower marginalized producers by providing them with decent working conditions, better prices, and a means to establish a sustainable business free from exploitation. Our mission at Bochica is to seek out handmade products that are meaningful for their beauty, as well as the change they create for the artisans who crafted them

Fair Trade is an approach to international trade centered around equitable partnerships, transparency and respect. Small-scale farmers and workers are usually among the most marginalized by the global trade system. Fair-trade seeks to empower marginalized producers by providing them with decent working conditions, better prices, and a means to establish a sustainable business free from exploitation. Our mission at Bochica is to seek out handmade products that are meaningful for their beauty, as well as the change they create for the artisans who crafted them

Handmade Quality

Handmade Quality

All our pieces are handcrafted by Colombian artisans using timeworn techniques. Our pieces are not designed to last you for one season but for an entire lifetime

Exclusive Design

Exclusive Design

We collaborate directly with local Colombia artisans and Colombian social enterprise to create unique timeless designs based on their traditional artisanal techniques.

Social Impact

Social Impact

Through our commitment to providing fair wages, healthy working environments and social projects our artisans are able to support themselves, preserve their traditional knowledge and extend their products’ distribution