THE VERDI HANDBAG
“VERDI handbags are unique, timeless Colombian heirlooms meant to transcend trends and be passed on throughout generations.”
By reinventing Colombia’s ethnical mochilas into modern bucket bags, unique wristlets, and other sophisticated silhouettes, VERDI preserves the original mochila shape and name but re-thinks its traditional technique and materials. At our workshop, we use plantain fiber, organic silk, fishing line, leather, and silver-plated metals to craft bags that, taking up to 10 days to be knitted by hand or hand-woven on looms, are testaments to quality and luxury.
OUR HANDBAG COLLECTIONS
Our VERDI Mochila has become an intriguing symbol of Latin American flair. As the ultimate heirloom to be passed on from generation to generation, it reinterprets heartfelt traditions and conveys exceptional skill. Each piece takes around 15 days to be hand-knitted in Colombia with copper or silver-plated threads and is later enhanced with silk and linen linings, gold hardware, and other details.
Our “Kaia” collection meaning “tomorrow” within one of Colombia’s many indigenous communities, conveys an empathetic, joyful, and optimistic approach to a new reality. With the finest, silver-plated threads and an intricate craft known only to masterful hands, this luxurious heirloom results in a unique work of art exploring material and color transitions and reminding us that with every sunset, sunrise, and moonlight, comes an opportunity to reset.
SOLAR" a collection of wearable art pieces inspired by our forever muse, LIGHT. A movement that calls upon a new textile experience, with our latest sterling fibers; photosensitive threads.
These pieces change color with UV light exposure.
VERDI presenta “SILVER”, una colección de piezas de arte vestibles que representan altas vibraciones a través de la luz y el movimiento de nuestros textiles más emblemáticos, que unidos a un color intenso, dinámico y puro, producen sensaciones auténticas, creativas y modernas.
SILK & SILVER
VERDI silk & silver capsule are unique, timeless Colombian heirlooms meant to transcend trends and be passed on through generations. Carefully built by master weavers, each piece takes up to 15 days to be completed and intertwines silver-plated threads with plantain and fique fibers to be later enhanced with gold-plated hardware and other details.
The classic Colombian mochila is here reinvented by VERDI into either fique or alpaca metal bucket bags. Carefully built by master weavers, each piece takes up to 15 days to be completed and intertwines silver-plated threads with plantain and fique fibers to be later enhanced with gold-plated hardware and other details.
The epitome of Latin American luxury. Handwoven over hours of patience, passion, and skill in our workshop, each of our SUR backpacks is an inclusive and celebratory approach to cultural collaboration. Baby alpaca from Peru, copper from Chile, and organic silk from the Cauca region of Colombia intertwine to create sophisticated yet functional backpacks for everyone.
In our 2022 edition of the VERDI PRIDE Mochila
we continue celebrating strength, authenticity, and diversity in collaboration with "IT GETS BETTER COLOMBIA".
This time, VERDI has
created a Limited Edition capsule of two Mochilas
in a new combination of weaves, metals, and organic silks.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Patrons can shop understated Mochila bags and clutches from the brand VERDI, woven from natural materials like plantain fibers and alpaca sourced from different artisan communities and shaped by the hands of 45 in-house artisans at its atelier in Bogotá".
TOWN & COUNTRY
“...Knit by hand for up to 10 days each piece truly showcases the skill used to craft and each purchase arrives with information on exactly who created your item. The seashell weave in gold makes it the perfect summer bag!"
FASHION & ACCESORIES DIRECTOR AT TOWN & COUNTRY JULY 2O2O
"To support Pride Month 2021 and as a symbol of an ongoing commitment to promote values such as diversity inclusion, Colombian sustainable fashion brand VERDI presents a limited edition of the Pride Mochila bag, made of hand-woven Seashell fabric with silver-gold copper threads and organic silk colored in fuchsia, red, orange, pink, mint, emerald, blue, turquoise and light blue. 100% of the proceeds from the sales will be donated to "Proyecto de la Casa Trans", committed together with Red Comunitaria Trans to protect the rights of trans women in Colombia".
"The Colombian textile studio VERDI presents its new collection that includes hand-woven pieces and a reinterpretation of the traditional Colombian backpack. We present theit-bagsthat will match any style. Since its foray into the fashion industry a few years ago, the firm has also designed hand woven bags that have been sold on platforms such as Moda Operandi and Net A Porter; They have been part of collaborations with designers such as Johanna Ortiz and Esteban Cortázar and have been worn by personalities such as Margherita Missoni, Lauren Santo Domingo, Queen Leticia of Spain, among others".
CONDÉ NAST CREATIVE STUDIO
"In a warehouse that goes unnoticed behind a discreet metal door, 55 artisans imprint time and quality on textiles with a clear ability to transcend. The fashion and textile art studio VERDI DESIGN has successfully positioned its products in the luxury market. In In 2015 they launched the Verdi backpack, a bag woven with metallic fibers, inspired by the artisan tradition of Colombia, which became an object of desire for celebrities around the world: Lauren Santo Domingo, Sofía Vergara, Margherita Missoni and the former Colombian first lady. María Clemencia de Santos allowed herself to be photographed with him, and the success was such that Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue USA, said she had never seen anything like it.
“There’s so much scope with all the amazing fabrics already out there,” says Natasha Fernandes Anjo, founder and designer of Roop, which makes upcycled satin and cotton bags (from £75, selfridges.com), based on the Japanese furoshiki (the brand now has additional styles), that look like little presents. The aforementioned Verdi bags (£637, available to pre-order, verdi.com.co) are an elevated version of the traditional mochila arhuaca. Hand-woven over 10 days, they have a luxe hippy vibe".
"An indigenous Colombian silhouette that once again is reinterpreted by Verdi to create unique pieces that celebrate the union of different Latin American cultures," reported the brand. The brand presents a design with six color variations with 65% baby alpaca from Peru, 10% Colombian organic silk and 25% Chilean copper threads.
"It's time to say goodbye to fragile masculinity and admit that there are mens bags with which we can complement our style. Break the barrier of genders traditional is a trend that keeps getting stronger. Now it doesn't matter if the piece was designed for men or women, if you like it you put it on and carry it safely".