Balsa's story begins in 1984 when its founder, Edwin Agudelo, founded a leather workshop in Bogota, Colombia. 30 years later, his son took over the business and launched an artisanal brand of quality leather goods. The desire is to offer functional and ethical items, from wallets to travel bags. More than fashion, the founders want to offer sustainable pieces designed and made with respect for the environment and the know-how of craftsmen. Following a responsible approach, Balsa produces in small quantities and works only with leather suppliers who comply with the strictest standards in terms of animal treatment, and who are governed by environmental regulations in terms of wastewater treatment. Balsa only uses vegetable-tanned leather guaranteed without chromium, allowing the preservation of biological ecosystems.