Designed & Hand Made in Peru
Who we are Peruland All Natural, is a craft and textile Peruvian organization member of WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization) since 2007 and formed by producers prepared to stay in direct contact with their customers and fulfill their requirements. To do this Maria del Pilar MarcapiĂąa from Peruland All Natural works with a group of 70 women coming from the Peruvian highlands who got together looking for an opportunity to auto generate incomes to support their families. â€œWe want to not only create fashion and functional pieces but also family heirlooms and want to do it in the fairest way possible. They still dream, no matter how tough life can be, no matter the reality that many of them are single mother or the only economical support at homeâ€? says Maria del Pilar.
What is Fair Trade? 10 principles you should know..
1. Creating opportunities for economically disadvantaged producers.
Lola and her family. She is part of our team knitters we work with.
2. Transparency and accountability.
WFTO Latin American members during our last meeting in Lima, Peru.
3. Fair trading practices.
Agapito MarcapiĂąa (our founder) during a Fair Trade fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 2012.
4. Payment of a fair price.
Samples of the products we made by hand.
5. Ensuring no Child Labor and Forced Labor.
Julia, knitting in her telar the alpaca shawls we will later sell â€“ Huancavelica, PerĂş.
6. Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity.
Women hand carving painted gourds â€“ Huancayo, Peru.
7. Ensuring Good Working Conditions
Our artisans and knitters working at their workplaces.
8. Providing capacity building.
We work with the artisans to explain the fair trade principles and help them to implement easy administrative tools they can use to improve their work results.
9. Promoting Fair Trade.
The 10 principles are present at every artisanâ€™s workplace.
10. Respect for the Environment.
Mario knits beautiful carpets, all with hand spun and natural dyed sheep yarn.
Fair Trade is not charity, fair trade is an alternative way to conduct business, to conduct it in the right way.
“The knitters are fair treated, trained to meet the required quality levels, guided in fair trade principles and fair pay for the work they do.” Maria del Pilar coordinator at PERULAND ALL NATURAL
“We want to spread the joy we feel for the work we do. Every piece is hand knitted and is done not only with the yarn but also with the emotions surrounding us while we knit, with the time we dedicated to each piece and with our dreams and hope for an even better future.” Constantina, head knitter
Do you want to meet us? Do you want to see where we live? Do you want to know more about us?
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This is where we live:
Life can be hard but we are still strong enough to..
Smile â˜ş and have faith on a better future ..
Because there is always ..
Something to share and eat togetherâ€Ś
We have so many things to be grateful for, With no age barrier to feel productive,
We donâ€™t look for charity we look for opportunities..
Now is time to meet some of us â˜ş please continue ..
Solima (25years) Constantina (46years) Lourdes (54years)
BrĂgida (56years) Sebastiana (47years) Elizabeth (47years)
Augustina(52 years) Luz Marina (52 years)
Silvia (25 years)
Cecilia (50years) Eleodora (46years)
Cecilia (52 years)