Soraya Hennessy inspired by the women who travel curiously, dress fiercely, and shop responsibly. The designer, Soraya Pena de Hennessy, set out to shed a positive light on her home country of Venezuela, and support the Wayuu artisan women.

Her mission is to share the craftsmanship of the Wayuu women with the world, ensuring that their culture is celebrated and remembered. In true artisanal spirit, the designer and her team work closely with the Wayuu women and favor the slow, handcrafted practices that foster respect for their heritage and create a positive outlook for the future.

Each bag is handwoven in the artist’s own home, and can take between 10-25 days to create depending on the complexity of the pattern.

Soraya Hennessy has been embraced by a number of retailers around the globe including, Moda Operandi, Shopbop, Bergdorf Goodman, Goop, Intermix, and Anthropologie. Additionally, her work has been featured in global fashion publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, People in Español, Marie Claire, and Grazia.

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