Artist Profiles

Artist:

Creaciones Ecologicas La Colonia (CRÉELA)

Region:

Western Hemisphere

Country:

Dominican Republic

Media/General:

Handbags

Year(s) Attended:

Arlington: 2018
Santa Fe: 2013, 2014, 2015

About:

Creaciones Ecologicas La Colonia (CRÉELA) is a women’s cooperative based in Cotuí, Dominican
The co-op, which has 25 members, meets weekly in Cotuí. During meetings, the women work on their bags, discuss personal and group concerns, and enjoy each other’s company. Profits from the bags go directly to the women and their families. For many, selling bags is their main source of income. Sale of the bags helps the women support their families, pay for education, and support La Colonia, their neighborhood and community.