The local police discovered that people who moved from town to town using mostly bikes don't wear any reflective vests at night because they don't fit over the ruanas, causing many accidents in the roads, so they are launching a campaign called "La ruana reflectiva" (The reflective ruana) adding reflective stripes to the popular clothing.
Ruanas are the traditional garment of countrymen in cold regions of Colombia, especially Boyaca. They are made of 100% pure new wool knitted using looms. They are soft, resistant and the best protection against the heavy cold of this region.
Last year there were 24 people injured and 6 dead in Boyaca's roads, 90% of this terrible accidents occured in the dark cold nights.
Photo: Luis Lizarazo /eltiempo.com
Traditional Wear Gets Reflective
More Stats +/-
Feline Perch-Integrated Workstations
Outfit-Suggesting Smart Mirrors
Three-Pound Chocolate Chip Cookies
Bacon-Topped Cheese Fries
Top 70 Modern Trends in November
Free 2018 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.
Government Adds Bling to Garments of Colombian Workers
- By: Andres ColmenaresMar 14, 2007