Welcome to DANKO

An Australian owned handbag company, where vibrant Colombian craftsmanship meets timeless British-Australian elegance. We are Daniel, a Colombian native with a passion for preserving cultural heritage, and Bianca, a British-Australian with a love for quality craftsmanship. Together, we embarked on a journey to bring you a curated collection of handmade crochet bags also known as Wayuu bags and, in the future, we plan to extend our bag range into leather bags.

Our Story:

Born from the fusion of two rich cultures, our story began after our first child was born and we visited Daniel’s family in his hometown of Cali, Colombia. During this visit we travelled to various destinations, and this is when Daniel introduced Bianca to the stunning Wayuu Bags, which are also known as Mochila’s.

These Wayuu bags are made by an amazing indigenous tribe called the Wayuu people, that use a unique crochet technique that has been passed down from generation to generation. We both share an appreciation for the artistry and the indigenous heritage embedded in Colombian Wayuu bags. As a couple, we had envisioned creating a platform that not only showcases the beauty of these handmade crochet bags but also celebrates the diverse stories behind each stitch.

Why Wayuu Bags?

Our love for Wayuu mochila’s stems from the intricate techniques passed down through generations. The tradition comes from "Wale´kerü", a spider that taught the women how to weave their creative designs into the Wayuu bags. Most of the Wayuu bag maker are female and each mother passes down their skills and knowledge to their children.

By bringing these beautiful handbags to a global audience, we aim to support the preservation of this ancient craft and empower the talented females behind it, while also supporting indigenous communities

Our Commitment

At Danko, we are committed to authenticity, ethical sourcing, and sustainable practices. Each Wayuu bag you find on our platform tells a story of cultural richness, and we are honored to be part of the journey.

We are also big believers in giving back and every year we donate a proportion of our profits directly back to the supporting the indigenous communities.

Looking to the Future

While our roots are firmly planted in the vibrant colours of Wayuu mochila’s, and supporting the indigenous communities, we also have big dreams for the future. Inspired by our multicultural heritage, we aspire to expand our collection to include a range of beautifully crafted leather bags, tote bags, unique handbags and more. Stay tuned as we evolve and grow, always dedicated to bringing you the best of Colombian and British-Australian craftsmanship.

Join Us on the Journey

As you explore our bag collection, we invite you to join us on this cultural voyage. Each handbag represents a piece of our story, and we hope it becomes a cherished part of yours.

Thank you for being a part of the DANKO community.

With love and appreciation,

Daniel & Bianca