Deep in the Andean mountains of Peru, with views over the sacred valley and old Inca ruins lives the quiet town of Chinchero; famous for it vibrant handcrafted and naturally died indigenous textiles.
The women of Chinchero have been practicing this ancient art for millennia, passed down the generations orally. This invaluable knowledge was once on the brink of being lost but thanks to the dedicated work of local elders and nonprofits it's once again gaining fame. Programs that empower young women of this community. By teaching them about the vast array of wild herbs, flowers, roots and seeds used to create the brilliant colours and the traditional patterns and styles important to their culture. When you buy one of these textiles you're helping keep this tradition alive, supporting the indigenous families behind them and empowering women to create their own enterprises.
Made from: Alpaca wool, natural plant dyes
Supporting: The empowerment of women in remote communities, Sustainable agriculture practises, The continuation of Indigenous knowledge