Mar Y Lana means Sea & Wool

      If you are anything like me, you are looking for a way to connect with the items you own and buy things that are made to last.

      Mar Y Lana provides you with handmade textiles woven on foot looms of traditional artisans of Colombia so that you can feel beautiful while knowing you make a difference.

      In Colombia ruanas (ponchos) are part of our family tradition.  To cozy up in one of these delicious wool garments is a given.  When I had children of my own wearing a poncho was expected of them. 

      Mar Y Lana all started when my son started wearing an heirloom poncho. As we played around our little town of Cardiff by the Sea, scootering at the park, frolicking at the beach, or enjoying our morning walks, our children were showered with compliments.  The message was clear.  People loved ponchos and wanted one for their own children, grandchildren, or themselves.  

      I teamed up with a family member in Colombia. He traveled the countryside to the mecca of the wool industry and formed relationships with the best known artisans. And voila....we have Mar Y Lana (sea and wool)!

      Our goal is to provide you and your littles with the highest quality of artisan goods while giving back to the communities who have worked so hard to reclaim and preserve their tradition of the loom.  

      Join us on this exciting journey as we work together to design beautiful Colombian goods  with meaning, style, and purpose!

       xo, Johanna