Hilo Sagrado

Dairis Sijona

Brand profile

Since 2013, Hilo Sagrado has implemented an inclusive development model that recognizes the profound cultural heritage and value of artisan communities in Latin America. The organization seeks to empower women with the tools necessary to improve their quality of life through education, economic empowerment, and sustainable development. Their objective is to enable the communities they work with to become self-sustainable, providing women with the means to become micro-entrepreneurs, take ownership of their work, and lift themselves out of extreme poverty.

FOUNDER: Sabrina Prioli

TEAM: 3 founders + more that 150 Wayuú artisans

LOCATION: Colombia

MATERIALS: Acrylic thread

TECHNIQUE: Handwoven Wayuú cultural heritage

Founded by

Ana María and Emilia Torres

Inspired by the Wayuú community, located in the La Guajira desert, on the border between Colombia and Venezuela, a foundation was founded ind 2013 destined to preserve their culture and traditions. Two years later, sisters Ana María and Emilia Torres assumed the project’s leadership and target it in a new direction: to bring the women artisans that collaborate with Hilo Sagrado to a national and global market assuring them a long-term sustainable path. Natalia Bertel also joined as Executive Director thus completing the actual team.

The Story

Hilo Sagrado Foundation, founded in 2013 by Sabrina Prioli, Italian sociologist inspired by Wayuú culture. In 2015, Ana María and Emilia Torres assumed leadership, aiming for local and global presence. Natalia Bertel joined as Executive Director in 2015. Hilo Sagrado expanded to 10+ markets in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, supporting 150 artisans and empowering 5 community leaders. Social benefits provided to 500+ Wayuú beneficiaries. Thanks to partners like Avianca, Artisan Resource, CESA, Israeli Government, MOB, and a 3,000+ strong community.

Hilo Sagrado collaborates with the private and public sectors, international organizations, and individuals to develop innovative solutions and a knowledge base that has a social, economic, and environmental impact on the indigenous communities we work with. We raise funds through various channels, such as donations, crowdfunding, partnerships, and the sale of our artisanal products, all with the aim of empowering indigenous communities to take charge of their own development and break free from extreme poverty