Our Peruvian Artisans
We work with a variety of women.
The central requirement is that all who are involved in the creation of our products will benefit from having a fair income from their craft and that they will be proud of what they have achieved.
We ensure that all our artisans are treated fairly. Learn more about our Fair Trade commitment here.
The groups name means red gentian, a wildflower that flourishes nearby. It symbolizes the beauty of the Peruvian women and her resilience in the face of daily hardship.
Around 45 women in the village and surrounding areas in the Andes near Cusco, are involved in knitting and crocheting. Our trading scheme has opened up new opportunities for women to earn much-needed extra income. The have formed their own registered association and are looking to open their own shopfront. They are growing and learning with dignity and confidence.
These women who are homeworkers are part of our partnership with Asociacion Jesus Obrero to train women who live in the surrounding areas of Andahuaylillas, Cusco, that was started in 2017. These women receive training in knitting, leadership, Womens rights and the sale of their products will provide vital funds for them and their families .
They produce our brand new baby range.
Kailla Kipu was legally established in 2004 as an enterprise where the members are the workers. Their mission is to promote integral development of their members and generate employment for marginalized women of the area.
They promote pre-Columbian art and design and are proud of their brand - and ensure their products are well received by their quality and finishes. Through ethica, they have been able to introduce their products to the overseas market of which they are very proud.
Mantay was founded to help young single mothers and their babies from rural areas or harmful environments.
Their personal development is encouraged by embracing values such as family, self-esteem and cultural identity. Mothers live and heal together and a healthy, enjoyable living environment that teaches social, educational, psychological and career skills. The leather workshop was created in 2001 as an alternative to training for teenage mothers at risk.
The main objective of the workshop is generating jobs, where they can receive a wage that allows them to achieve economic independence, in the company of their children. They produce our great bags, clutches and key rings.