When we first started Hare+Hart, we never anticipated that we would form such close relationships with the many Argentines who make our products. We catch glimpses of the impersonal production processes of other companies, and it always reinforces how lucky we are to work so closely with such talented artisans and tanneries.
When we got the opportunity to create an exclusive bag for Of A Kind
, we wanted to create something that would symbolize the Hare+Hart origins in Argentina and honor the heritage of our friends there. In order to do so, we chose to use the traditional woven material of the Argentine gauchos, Guarda Pampa.
In addition to being used for decoration in clothing and interiors, Guarda Pampa is a symbol of the Argentine people. The repeating diamonds represent the mountains and lakes of the Andean region from where this material originates, and the connectedness of these diamonds reflects both the landscape itself as well as the connectedness of the people, and the people to the land.
Inside of each diamond there is a smaller white diamond which represents the individual within society. We work and thrive both collectively and individually, and each individual is a reflection of the society and environment in which he or she lives.
We are proud to be able to highlight this material in our Chico Bucket Bag
and share the Guarda Pampa word in our neck of the woods. Click HERE
to see our collaboration with Of a Kind.