The majority of Andes Gifts artisans are mothers and grandmothers who have many years of knitting experience. These women maintain a sustainable work-life balance by creating a schedule that allows plenty of time for participation in local customs and quality time with family. Being able to earn a dependable income contributes to the economic stability of their families.
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Their products are handmade in rural communities in Peru and Bolivia. Both countries have a long tradition of producing quality knitwear. Every product is knitted by an individual artisan making each piece a unique work of art. Our products showcase traditional knitting techniques that have been passed down through generations of indigenous Andean women. By purchasing from Andes Gifts, you are providing support for rural communities in the Andes Mountains.
They have cultivated community-based production model supports the cultural traditions of rural villages throughout the Andes Mountains. the artisans don’t have to leave their community to find dependable work opportunities. They are able to work in small knitting cooperatives within their local villages and remain near their children throughout the day.
Most of the products contain alpaca fiber. Raising alpacas has been an important aspect of indigenous culture in Peru and Bolivia for centuries. They source alpaca yarn that is produced with respect for the animal, the land, and the local community.
Knitting warm clothing from alpaca fiber has played a significant role in indigenous culture in Peru and Bolivia for centuries. The alpaca fiber in their products is certified Peru Fair Trade.
Knitting is an important cultural tradition in the Andes Mountains. The art of knitting is passed down through generations from grandmothers to mothers and daughters. the artisans have many years of knitting experience and continue to perfect their craft year after year.