About the Artisans

Our Essence

Ochabe is deeply connected to the hearts and efforts of the community. The company collaborates with artisans to support community, tradition, and the emphasize the power of women. Ochabe works with 25 Colombian artists belonging to vulnerable areas, supporting their livelihood while preserving the technique of iraca palm weaving through the creation of handcrafted pieces for companies and individuals.




The Origin

Our story is born in Usiacurí, Atlántico, Colombia: a magical town where Ana Maria's grandmother "Ocha" and great-grandmother "Machabe" were born and grew to become renowned artisans of this beautiful community.





Weaving History

We design and produce ethically handcrafted pieces for conscious businesses and costumers.

We are Ochabe: a woman owned and Colombian business born from the inspiration of Grandmother ‘Ocha’ and great grandmother ‘Machabe’, two women of indigenous ancestry that maintained and passed down the artisanal weaving practiced by the people of Usiacuri.

Our products are handmade using the natural fibers of the Iraca palm, and every product we make preserves the ancestral techniques handed down to us from the weaving community of Usiacuri, Colombia. 

Sustainably wearable art to elevate your everyday

We are Ochabe, a Chicago-based social impact brand partnering with independent women entrepreneurs in Colombia to handcraft our collection of jewelry, bags and home decor. All our accessories and home goods are handwoven from sustainable iraca palm by professional weavers who live and work in Usiacuri, Atlantico and Sandona, Narino, Colombia.