We believe that accessories are means for everyday self-expression, and one does not fit all. Our jewelry and bags can be used to express your personality, style, interests and values. That’s why we yearn for creating pieces in different colors and sizes, for different moods and occasions. Our pieces are gender and age neutral, all are welcome!
Our mission is to celebrate accessory lovers with unique handmade artful pieces that highlight your essence, your taste and values
MEET THE FOUNDERS
“We founded AJ Accessories because we had a difficult time finding jewelry and bags that matched our love for color and handcraftsmanship. We wanted to wear accessories that had a special meaning to us, in which we could feel confident and empowered. But we were getting the message that women over thirty had to wear these styles that did not match our personalities, and we knew many people who related to this. Our company is for valuing handmade accessories that elevate our styles at home, in the office, at the beach, or at a party, while supporting artisan communities and micro-entrepreneurs lift themselves out of poverty.”
Adela & Janeth
AJ Accessories Founders
Mochilas are versatile, gender-neutral bags that can be used for a variety of purposes, including as everyday purses, beach bags, or even as traveling or gym bags. They have become increasingly popular in recent years, both within Colombia and around the world, as people have come to appreciate the unique beauty and cultural significance of these handmade bags. Additionally, the production of mochilas provides a source of income for Wayuu artisans, helping to support their communities and preserve their traditional way of life.
Each mochila bag is woven by hand by the Wayuu people, an indigenous community living in the northern region of Colombia. Mochilas are usually woven using a traditional technique known as the "Wayuu stitch," which creates a tightly woven, sturdy fabric. This process can take more than three weeks, culminating with a product that is not just a bag of the highest quality, but a unique piece of art that honors traditions, cultural heritage, craftsmanship, and sacred values. You can rest assured that these bags will last many (really) years.
REASONS TO LOVE OUR MOCHILAS
Made from durable materials, which makes them sturdy and able to withstand wear and tear. They will last for a long time (many years), even with daily use.
Mochilas are a gender-neutral fashionable accessory, they come in a variety of styles, colors, and designs. You will find one that fits your style and preferences. They can be dressed up or down, so they are suitable for any occasion.
They can be used to go shopping, to the beach, to the gym, or even to travel. This versatility makes them an excellent choice for those who need a bag that can do it all.
Our biggest mochilas are perfect for carrying larger items, such as laptops, books, beach towels, and even gym clothes
Better for the earth
Our mochilas are a better alternative to fast fashion bags. Mochilas can be reused repeatedly for years, reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.