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Our Story

Bridging communities

By Amy

Our passion lies in preserving the rich history and tradition of weaving that dates back centuries, to pre Incan times. Since 2009, we have been working with communities that are bustling with rich, talented, and creative weavers. Together, we have formed a Quichua team of master weavers who are the finest in their craft.

Our weaving business not only provides work for the small Andean communities but also supports community centers, education, and child health care. We believe in giving back to the community that has given us so much, and we are proud of the positive impact our business has on their lives.

We use alpaca thread from neighboring Peru, which we incorporate into our unique method to provide a superior combination of softness and durability. Alpaca wool is highly prized for its breathability, heat retention, and hypoallergenic properties. However, we realized that alpaca fibers alone are too short and soft to provide the durability we all need and aspire to. So, we came up with a solution that combines the vibrancy of acrylic colors with the warmth and silkiness of alpaca.

We are aware that there are misleading products using totally acrylic production in this field. But we can assure you that our process is unique, and through trial, design, and expertise, we have developed a way to combine the strength and affordability of acrylic with the warmth and silkiness of alpaca. The result is a product that is both durable and affordable, without compromising on quality.

We take pride in the integrity of our product, and the close ties we have built within the community. Our mission is to create a flow of opportunity, prosperity, and cultural sustainability. And we invite you to join our team and become a conduit in the chain of global uplifting.

Experience the beauty and authenticity of Ecuadorian weaving with us. Browse through our collection of scarves, blankets, and apparel, and be a part of our mission to empower and uplift small Andean communities.