The Brand

Our Story

Since our launch in 2016 with three essential handbags, we’ve always stood for sustainability of Colombian artisan traditions. 

Today we’re a GLO-CAL life style brand filled with handbags, of course, also jewelry and home décor, and so many other crafts that you use every day.

Meylin Carballo and Pablo Hincapie, they started this as a project to be able to spend more time with their daughter and to be able to help some artisans. They visited some artisans and co-create with a sketch and then made a sample craft. They combined design with tradition and irreverent designs. Women and fashion editors loved the designs, and they sparked a revolution in uaía. 

Mission Statement

“We work for the PRESERVATION of Colombian CRAFT TRADITION through design.”

– Meylin and Pablo, UAÍA Founders.

what does uaía mean

The word UAÍA means mother in Muisca, which is a native Colombian indigenous language. Our brand stands for tradition, creativity, sustainability, support to communities, social inclusion and preservation of Colombian artisan traditions. All designs are 100% handmade products.

All UAÍA products are unique, original and impregnated with the knowledge of Colombian craftsmanship and the creativity of its designers