Straw woven flat baskets are made by artisans in Colombia and sold on The Nopo.
The global artisan e-commerce site known as The Nopo has added a third region, Columbia, to its roster and partnered with Colombian home and accessories designer Mercedes Salazar on a pop-up shop on the site.
The Nopo, which launched about a year ago during the pandemic, features the handmade work of mainly female-led micro-businesses in developing countries. The site launched with work from artisans in Mexico and Morocco and this week adds the work of approximately 20 female Colombian artists in home goods, jewelry, accessories and textiles.
Salazar’s pop-up shop features her favorite Colombian artisans and their goods. Among the home décor items in the shop are a collection of straw woven flat baskets in various designs and colors; vases made from recycled concrete that celebrate the female form; and Queen Bee earrings made from 24-karat gold-plated recycled bronze and ceramic enamel.
In honor of the launch, The Nopo is donating 10% of all Colombian Shop sales during the month of November to Salazar’s charity of choice, Squash Urbano Colombia, an organization dedicated to providing life-changing opportunities to children from low-income families in Colombia through education, mentoring, and the sport of squash.
Editor-in-Chief Allison Zisko first joined HFN in 1998 and spent many years covering the tabletop category before widening her scope to all home furnishings. In her current role, she oversees all aspects of HFN, including its print and digital products, and represents the brand at home and abroad through presentations, panel discussions and HFN’s podcast, The Inside Scoop.