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Lele Bombe is impact driven-design brand where handmade goods and designer-artisan collaborations come together, in efforts to preserve and revitalize indigenous artisan artistry. A where space of bold colors, high quality textile/beaded patterns  telling of  cultural preservation and vivid ancestral techniques. Each of our handmade pieces promote a socially-conscious industry as opposed to the "toss and wear" industry of fashion. Every purchase directly supports an economically sustainable production chain, which artisans are honored, respected and compensated for their incredible talent and skill.

All our items are:

  • Handmade, Limited-Edition, or One-of-a-Kind
  • Reflective of the cultural heritage of different artisan communities 
  • Celebrate the originality of ancestral craft techniques and bold designIndigenous Diagram Embera Tribe
VISION: Connecting people to purpose driven design & creating a positive impact one indigenous pueblo at a time. 
IMPACT: We created a sustainable trading model that provides new market opportunities for indigenous artisan communities. Together with our artisan partners, we work in the spirit of trust and respect, learning as we go through this journey. Our collaborations combine old world beading traditions with contemporary designs, that accompany your everyday wear. 

OUR TEAM DIFFERENCE: We provide opportunities to underrepresented groups of artisans that do not belong to large artisan cooperatives, either because of cultural barriers or location. The indigenous communities we work with have either been displaced or subject to selling their goods below fair price value. Collaborating with a collective of bead weavers who work from their own homes, decide their own hours, and set their own wages, allows us to foster a dignified partnership. Our designs are made with intention, defending and supporting women's rights and empowerment. While it is difficult to access these reserves, we are able to do this thanks to the work of our human rights lawyer from La Defensoría del Pueblo who is on the field, well trusted in the community and serves as our cultural mediator. 

 

View our Social Impact Project - Ceremonial Center Repair Video