NEW CLIENT: The Columbia Collective
The Colombia Collective
Exquisite, Handmade Homewares & Accessories for 2023!
The Colombia Collective has rightly earned its title as one of the most sought-after homewares and accessories brands, for those in the know. Having gained an extraordinary following from fashionistas, interior designers and those looking for wholly unique, authentic, one-of-a-kind pieces, The Colombia Collective has thrived in 2022 and is excited for a new chapter in 2023, with brand new collections arriving from both Colombia and beyond.
Founder, Kate Wrigley, immersed herself into Colombia’s way of life, while working as an architect and designer for the local government for several years; during that time, Kate worked with some of the country’s most talented artisans. Seeing such authentic techniques and exquisite products being produced, Kate became determined to share the incredible stories and pieces she had discovered with friends back home, and soon began working with her first artisan in the tiny village of Usiacurí.
She created a community of trusted craftsmen and women to develop a collection for what is now The Colombia Collective, an online boutique selling these beautiful handmade pieces in the UK and internationally. Kate sells her collections directly via The Colombia Collective online store, but the brand is also stocked in the likes of Liberty London, The Conran Shop, Fortnum & Mason, and Bamford to name a few.
The Colombia Collective brings together cultures and age-old techniques to create a collection of unique, timeless, and sustainable pieces. From stylish hand-woven basket bags and exquisitely made woven hats, to unique pieces of jewellery, and the most intricate and elegant tableware including placemats, napkin rings, crockery, and cushions. These sustainably sourced, beautifully crafted luxury goods are created directly by artisan communities across Colombia.
Today, The Colombia Collective works with over 800 artisans from 14 different communities. Each of these has their own culture, identity and story that forms a fundamental part of their work. It is through constant collaboration and learning with these communities that the brand produces the unique collections only found in their native country and now online at The Colombia Collective.
Kate believes every home tells a story and has curated this collection of products to bring that story to life. Each product is wholly unique and tells the story of not only the maker, but a culture, identity, and way of life. Skills are passed down from generation to generation and the knowledge combined with love and passion are what gives each piece its true value, far beyond anything on the mass market.