THE NATAL PROJECT
Dreaming on a brighter future for our country
Behind each of our unique finds, there is a story of empowerment,
purpose and a rich culture worth sharing.
Colombia is one of the most diverse and electrifying countries on the planet. Despite the traumatic past, that for years hid some of the most breathtaking nature, stunning landscapes, and picturesque towns, Colombia’s vibrant and varied culture has stayed intact.
Now, the opportunity to foster peace and shape a brighter future for our country has come. NATAL Colombia wants to contribute by celebrating and sharing with the world our precious cultural legacy, working side by side with those who keep the Colombian crafting traditions alive.
About Natal Colombia
Natal is Colombia's open window to the world.
A glimpse into the essence of our country and its people. A showcase where the traditional crafts of Colombia find a space to be discovered and appreciated, despite the distance and language barriers.
Natal Colombia strives to promote and preserve our varied crafting knowledge by partnering with the finest artisans from across the Colombian territory.
We encourage them to tell their stories through unique objects, infused with the memories of their origins and the culture of their people.
BEHIND THE NAME
Natal Colombia is 100% local talent. Our name is a tribute to our natal homeland. That magical country where we - artisans, founders, and collaborators - have been born and brought up.
A land where inspiration comes shaped by landscapes and rich biodiversity, by a profound connection with the soil that touches our feet. Natal Colombia is our way of sharing with you what moves us.
OUR CORE VALUES
We build direct relationships with our partners and clients based on transparency and honesty about what we do and believe.
For us, the key to an ethical and conscious life lies in returning to the basics, a respectful synergy towards the world we live in.
preservation of crafts
ethically sourced goods
no middlemen involved
empowerment of artisans
materials, dyes and manufacturing processes
Our Artisan Partners
We work currently in close collaboration with 6 artisan groups, located in different regions of Colombia. Masters in diverse crafting techniques and unique backgrounds, our artisans bring to life our unique collection of pieces.
Some of them belong to minorities and indigenous communities. Others to traditional craftsmanship associations and small workshops. All of them are deeply committed to their craft and environment.
Ricardo and Dorotea are the artists behind this small studio located in the heart of the Colombian coffee region. They are master weavers using an interesting crafting technique known as card-loom.
They started as a small group of women spending their free-time together and sharing their crafting knowledge. Nowadays, a large part of the population of this coffee-growing town supports their monthly income with diverse weaving techniques.
ASSOCIATION OF WAYUU WEAVERS
Weaving by hand fabrics imprinted with the Wayuu ancestral cosmogony, these 417 artisans keep alive their identity and craft culture, while earning their families' livelihood.
WOUNNAN ETHNIC GROUP
A talented group of Woanan women coming originally from the Pacific Coast as Colombia. They BogotáThis talented group of women guided by Arsenio Moya are bringing the best
LIVING IN BOGOTA D.C.
This group of talented women design and weave unique home textiles, revitalizing traditional crafts through a soulful collaboration of mutual knowledge exchange.