Minga is a small, woman-run accessories brand preserving heirloom practices and low-impact materials to ethically produce bags, hats, wallets and accessories that last. Their name is derived from the Spanish word, Minga. In Ecuador, a minga is a way of life; an event when friends and neighbors devote their time, pour their energy and share each other’s company to work toward a common goal. Minga
collaborates with several groups of highly-skilled multigenerational artisans to create accessories made 100% by hand with all-natural materials. They currently work with the plant fibers cabuya and paja toquilla, natural dyes, as well as sheep’s wool and vegetable-tanned leather, to make their bags and hats.