About us

Chila Bags



 Chila Bags was created in 2013 after a trip to La Guajira, northern

Colombia. While driving towards El Cabo de la Vela, a paradise-like place;

we fell in love not only with the place,but also

with the beautiful bags hand-made by the women of the Wayuu tribe and

decided more people deserve to see and wear these colorful, cultural accessories.


These bags are made as part of the Wayuu women's culture and traditions;

the skills are passed down from generation to generation.

Each bag is one of a kind, takes 10-15 days to be made, and all designs and

color choices are unique.

We are working personally with the Wayuu women who hand make each bag,

and have therefore cut out the middle men, making sure they are fairly

paid, work in good conditions, and are taken care of. The popularity

of these bags is a great thing for these women who sustain their

villages’ economy by hand making these pieces and selling them. They

are a labor of love.

Chila Bags' colorful patterns and long straps make them perfect for all

seasons; for your travels around the world, for a day at the beach, a road trip with

a friend, a BBQ just down the block, picnic or any other summer event, it’s an ultimate

all-season basic.

As they have become so popular, more and

more chicsters are taking

them to new destinations—they are regulars on beaches everywhere from

Southampton to St.-Tropez.


Giving back has never look so CHIC!