Yancy Handmade: Our Story – YANCY HANDMADE

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Our Story

YANCYHANDMADE arose from the idea of ​​Andres Yancy, an 85-year-old grandfather, who wanted to show the art and culture of indigenous and artisan communities in his region, which, far from the big cities, struggled to sell their products and receive the recognition their work deserves.

 

 In 2018, grandfather Andres embarked on his first trip to the United States to visit his daughter, Ana Yancy. On this trip he packed some woven products made 100% by hand by artisans from his region, with the help of his daughter they decided to exhibit them in local markets in the city of Portland, Oregon. Such was the interest that the public showed for them, that this prompted Andres and his daughter Ana to create a sustainable business that would allow them to show the work of their community in Colombia and also make their culture known through the art of artisans. who use elements of nature and good practices to make their products.


Ana is always participating in various local markets around the United States and has a great team that helps her with social networks and the website, to continue proudly showing the work of the artisans of her community and also being able to include new communities and new products that are also far from the big cities and deserve their work to be recognized and valued.