The image on our tote bag features an Hornero bird (Rufous hornero), a bird which is very common in the Uruguayan countryside. We decided to feature this bird in the image because it is also a maker, crafting its home from the materials around it, including wool! The hornero bird is often found where sheep are grazing, building their homes along the rails of fences. Both the male and female, who mate for life, work together to build these nests, taking their time to build a home which will endure through time.
We are grateful to the artist Tamara Esposito for creating this lovely work of art.
Tamara participates in a project in her home country of Argentina, Banco de Bosques. This project works to save native forests which are at risk, strategically planting trees to help save the forests of Argentina. We are excited to be able to work with Tamara to support this program as well.
You can see more of her art at: