The name Oropendola was born in the landscapes of the Savannas of Montería, Colombia, where the Oropendolas live, yellow breasted black birds that weave their nests in the form of pendulums. The name, in addition to the beauty of the bird, echoes the sound of its song. It is a migratory bird, and in Oropendola we migrate to discover different craft skills, as a metaphor for our desire to maintain up to date and enhance our skills. The driving force of Oropendola is its craftsmen. We work with artisans from Medellin, creating new opportunities that allow them to generate sustainable employment. We are about pieces that are not only valuable because of the time spent making them but are also priceless due to the stories of each individual who is part of the creation process.
For this reason, social inclusion is inherent to the strategy of job creation that we have at Oropendola, since it is understood as a process that goes beyond the economic benefits to generate human relationships, emotional dialogue and improvements in the quality of life of the people involved with the project. It’s about believing in one another. An Oropendola piece is like fuel for the spirit, beautifying and enhancing the person who wears it. This is reflected in Oropendola’s proposal (products), where some pieces sit between garment and lavish jewelry, visible and appealing due to their large size and charmingly unique.
All of our pieces carry a hallmark so that wherever you buy or see them you will know that they are a Colombian product. It will be a brand that continues exploring and investigating, because the idea has always been to progressively migrate to other techniques and manual knowledge, revitalized through design.