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Our Philosphy

    

Empowering Indigenous Women, Communities & Creating Opportunities. 

Pülasü wants to show everyone the work of the amazing talented artisans, pattern makers, and designers we work with through their unique pieces of handmade art. These aren't just fast fashion products, these are creations that take time and knowing of long-held traditions that are passed down from generation to generation.  They are hand-made with the two main focuses of preserving and continuing Wayuu, Inga, Misak and Embera culture and improving their communities.  These special pieces are not just an accessory to a newly-imagined look. It is a promise to the indigenous communities that their loved craft is both heard, seen, and understood.
 

In today's fast-paced world, large-scale manufacturing combined with its unsustainability have become widespread.


For many Indigenous artisans, especially women, in Colombia, it is nearly impossible to gain a livable wage and compete at an economic level with these big corporations. Their last resort is to leave their hometowns and relocate to nearby cities. This is how traditional knowledge of beading and weaving becomes in danger of not being passed down to future generations.

This is why we source directly from them! There is NO middle man to barge in and take a portion of their earnings.
  
There's no negotiating prices with our artisans either. What ever they ask for, is what we rightfully pay them. 
 
  
When buying fair-trade, you are:
  
✻  Learning about interesting cultures and traditions through their handcrafts
✻  Respecting and appreciating the hard work of an artisan
✻  Helping to preserve the art of weaving and beading
✻  Creating job and economic opportunities  
✻  Improving their communities 
✻  Providing a living wage  
 
How a living wage can positively impact their lives
  
✻  They are able to afford to feed their families, buy basic necessities, save money 
✻ Money is kept in their local economies, helping to improve the living standards for many
✻  Communities grow stronger and more resilient