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Embera Chami Tribal Leader & Founder

LeLe Bombe was born as a way to explore my ancestral indigenous roots with the hope to revitalize the artisanal way of life for many underrepresented communities creating quality handmade crafts. Having spent a large part of my life in Colombia and seeing the rebirth of the country (after years of internal conflict and peace today) I wanted to focus on the talent, cultural legacy and craftsmanship of our native communities. It started as a grass roots initiative that today has turned into a sustainable trading model, involving local leaders and empowering women artisans. Here you find the hearts and souls of artisans who's unique designs are inspired by generations of story telling, traditional art form and the willingness to keep their culture alive. 

By personally traveling to each region, we establish relationships based on trust. There is no middleman and no large production chain. Each item is hand numbered, identified by region and available only in limited quantities. We take into account the well-being of our artisans and the environment. Each piece is handmade, can take up to 20+ days to complete and designs are 100% exclusive: No two pieces will ever be the same. These pieces are more than just products, but colorful stories weaved together that support the native artistic communities of South America. 

So why us? Because we're thrilled to be a part of the growing movement to be a 'mindful' business. We provide fair pay to artisans and connect you to real stories, authentic goods and a valued causeYour purchases enable us to go an extra mile and help the vulnerable groups we work with. Through our "Pueblo & Acqua Project", on every purchase you make, we donate 10% of our net profits towards community projects and provide clean water-filters for families. 

Lele Bombe Fair Trade Diagram