Sharing Conservation Stories


Ana Isabel Arroyo of ASOARTESANAS is a true conservation hero.  Having spent the last 15 years working in expanding her amazing ability to create beautiful tote bags from recycled plastic bags with Proyecto Tití to working in collaboration with the governor’s office of Atláantico to create art from repurposed plastic used in packaging, Ana and the artisans of ASOARTESANAS have created a successful business rooted in protecting Colombia’s natural resources.   Ana was awarded the well-deserved title of Best Storyteller, as recognized by Artesanías del Atlántico.  She shares not only how the artisans have spent the last 15 years working to protect cotton-top tamarins, but also how their business of crafting beautiful bags, purses, and jewelry, has had a powerful economic impact of their life, demonstrating how