Awamaki

Each purchase uplifts artisan women in rural communities of Peru.

LOCATion: peru

Technique: Handmade while preserving traditional techniques

partners: since 2018

Awamaki

Awamaki (meaning “handmade” in the indigenous Quechua language family) works with artisans in the Sacred Valley of Peru. The organization works with more than 140 women from several cooperatives. Many of these women are from rural farming communities. As a member of the Fair Trade Trade Federation, Awamaki provides educational programs and workshops about production, organization, quality training, and entrepreneurship. The women gain the skills and training essential to one day lead their cooperative with financial independence and self-sufficiency.

Awamaki also works with local communities to build knitting centers and help smaller producers increase their capacity and reach. The artisans practice intricate techniques including knitting, crocheting, and yarn spinning. The artisans locally source all the materials from Peru, including raw alpaca fiber from remote areas of Cusco.

Each purchase uplifts artisan women in rural communities of Peru.

LOCATED IN: peru

Technique: Handmade while preserving traditional techniques

partners: since 2018

Awamaki

Awamaki (meaning “handmade” in the indigenous Quechua language family) works with artisans in the Sacred Valley of Peru. The organization works with more than 140 women from several cooperatives. Many of these women are from rural farming communities. As a member of the Fair Trade Trade Federation, Awamaki provides educational programs and workshops about production, organization, quality training, and entrepreneurship. The women gain the skills and training essential to one day lead their cooperative with financial independence and self-sufficiency.

Awamaki also works with local communities to build knitting centers and help smaller producers increase their capacity and reach. The artisans practice intricate techniques including knitting, crocheting, and yarn spinning. The artisans locally source all the materials from Peru, including raw alpaca fiber from remote areas of Cusco.

artisans at Awamaki