Our workshop

Edwin AGUDELO opened his workshop in 1984 in Bogota - Colombia. At that time there were only 3 of them.

Since then, we have come a long way. Filled with encounters and learning, ou workshop our workshop has become a pioneer in the artisanal manufacture of leather goods in Colombia.

Our know-how, creativity and quality of finish have made the difference for many of the brands we produce for.

It is also thanks to our commitment to our customers, but also to the support and continuous investment of our teams that we manage to stand out.


Today, with over 35 years of experience, we are proud to be able to hire close to 100 people.

At the time of hiring and training new people, and aware of the difficulties faced by single mothers, we decided to promote the employment of women. That is why our workshop is composed of:

  • 70% women, 65% of whom are single mothers.

Our employees work under favorable working conditions:

  • a decent salary,

  • a social protection,

  • half-yearly bonuses,

  • the possibilty of working at home with the production tools we provide.

Notre atelier de production (Spanish with French subtitles):

At BALSA, we believe in entrepreneurship, transparency and respect for each of our employees.

When you buy a BALSA item, you are supporting fair employment and an ethical production chain.

Indeed, beyond our commitment to our customers by offering sustainable products, and to our employees, we are committed to the environment. Find out how.