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T H R E A D S O F P E RU .COM

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fai r t rade , art i s an made 

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s low fas hi on

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alpaca f i bre

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nat ural dyes

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s carv es & hats

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bracelets & bags

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p onchos & wraps

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f or t he home

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t erms & condi t i ons

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custom orders

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timeless textiles made by hand

reconnect with your clothing and furnishing fabrics

fair trade, artisan made

slow fashion

“Threads of Peru is a non-profit social enterprise that connects the world to the woven work of Quechua women, helping to preserve their ancient craft and provide them with economic opportunity.�

Threads of Peru offers a more authentic and sustainable view of fashion, one that interconnects textiles, people, and the world, according to the principles of the worldwide Slow Fashion movement.

When we buy directly from communities we pay the weavers up-front and fairly above market price. 4

Threads of Peru sells Authentic Andean Textiles. Our textiles are high-quality, handmade treasures that will be cherished for a lifetime. Our textiles are handmade using ancient methods that pre-date the Inca, using natural dyes and organic free-range alpaca and wool, which is spun into yarn and intricately woven by hand. We offer a range of traditionally hand-woven products that are commonly made by indigenous weavers in the Sacred Valley region of Peru. Many items have deep historic roots and are intimately tied to the culture and daily lives of the weavers. Others have evolved from market demands of visitors and the potential uses for other cultures.

Slow Fashion is about providing a more sustainable future for the textile and clothing sector, linking fashion with awareness and responsibility, shifting value away from consumption to a conscious valuation of quality and durability in the products you buy and use.

Authentic, timeless and one of a kind. This is the Threads of Peru promise. We commit to provide you with high quality, hand-crafted products, each piece carefully woven one at a time according to centuries of tradition. Our products foster ecological and cultural integrity, as we focus on producing unique pieces from 100% natural materials. We aim to cultivate a strong relationship between the consumer and the producer. We want you to feel like you know the weavers as intimately as we do, as each piece is imbued with a little bit of their personality and life story.

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sustainably & ethically sourced

alpaca fibre Alpaca was revered by the great Inca and used as royal fiber to dress Inca kings and queens.

Today, alpaca is still held in very high esteem. Threads of Peru uses this luxury fiber to produce scarves, shawls, ponchos and more, which are warm and soft to the skin. Alpaca fibre is stronger and warmer than sheep’s wool, and is second only to mohair in strength. It equals or surpasses typical thermic characteristics of cashmere and mohair.

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sustainably & ethically sourced

N AT U R A L & P U R E Alpaca fiber is naturally hypo allergenic. Woven alpaca is water resistant, flame-resistant and highly breathable. It is washable, shrinks very little, and as it is free of lanolin, it tends to resist dust.

It’s no wonder the Inca royals cloaked themselves in this luxurious fiber!

natural dyes

MA DE BY HA ND

Threads of Peru buys from artisans who colour their wool using ancient dyeing techniques that have passed down through their Andean weaving villages for centuries.

The fibre from the herds of alpaca is colored using natural dyes made from flowers, insects and minerals found in the Cusco region. Some ingredients are sourced from other regions of Peru.

Using natural dyes helps to preserve ancient wisdom that is at risk of being lost due to the rise of cheap synthetics. Natural dyes are free from chemicals or synthetic irritants.

The spun yarns will be boiled for varying periods, depending on the dyeing material or mix of materials, and the colour desired. Often, fixatives such as salt are necessary to create colour fastness, alter hues, or intensify colour saturation. After the yarns have dried, they are re-spun, plied, and made into balls of yarn ready for weaving.

The Andes are filled with a great diversity of plant life and the Andean people have a rich knowledge of the use of these plants for dyeing their cloth.

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scarves & hats sacred valley This scarf features a bold use of traditional iconography from the region in which it was woven, in an array of natural colours. Design: Wide central band of woven semirepeating animal and other traditional iconography, flanked by two narrow bands of solid colour in shades of brown. Fringe at both ends. Actual patterns may vary from those shown here.

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B A B Y A L PAC A S C A R F

PRICE

$69

CODE: #77300 MATERIAL: 100% baby Alpaca SIZE: 180 cm x 20 cm COLOR: Comes is natural alpaca shades as seen in examples shown here - subtle variation in shades may occur.

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urubamba The warm, natural colours and the geometric patterning that is the central feature of this scarf offer a softer, more delicate feel. This traditional design is said to represent the mountain ranges that surround the villages in which it was woven.

B A B Y A L PAC A S C A R F

PRICE

$69

CODE: #77310 MATERIAL: 100% baby Alpaca SIZE: 180 cm x 20 cm

Design: Continuous zig zag-like geometric woven pattern in centre, flanked by bands of grey, white and brown. Fringe on ends.

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COLOR: Shades of brown, white, grey and black. Subtle variation in colour may occur.

cusco Soft and warm, this scarf features elegant and refined stripes of alternating naturally dyed and undyed fibre. The simple style looks great on both men and women. Design: Alternating stripes of solid colour. Subtle variation in colour may occur.

B A B Y A L PAC A S C A R F PRICE

(A) PINK/CHARCOAL

(B) BROWNH/CREAM

$57

CODE: #77320 MATERIAL: 100% baby Alpaca SIZE: 180 cm x 20 cm COLOR: Comes in 3 colour combinations

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moray This gorgeous alpaca shawl is the height of hand-woven luxury. The finely spun baby alpaca yarn gives this shawl a wonderfully soft feel and delicate, supple handle, while the intricate designs grace it with an air of elegance. Design: Wide band of complex geometric pattern in centre, with narrow bands of pattern alternating with bands of solid colour at edges.

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B A B Y A L PAC A WI DE S C A R F PRICE

$144

CODE: #77340 MATERIAL: 100% baby Alpaca

ocongate Warm and soft winter hat with extensive use of delicate patterning, hand-knit in a remote community of the Peruvian Andes. Design: Each hat features a mix of similar patterns as shown in above photos. Slight variations may occur.

B A B Y A L PA C A H AT PRICE

$32.50

CODE: #77350 MATERIAL: 100% baby Alpaca

SIZE: 180 cm x 40 cm

SIZE: 180 cm x 20 cm

COLOR: Grey, purple, black and white. Subtle variation in colour may occur.

COLOR: Comes in a variety of natural alpaca shades, similar to photos shown above.

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bracelets & bags

amaru bracelets Sold in sets of 3, these vibrantly coloured bracelets are small pieces of the remote Andean village in which they were woven. They are finished with intricate white beading along each side and feature a handwoven loop and tie fastening. Design: Assorted; each item features traditional iconography similar to that shown in photos above. Slight variations may occur between products with similar designs. 14

SET OF THREE

PRICE

$12.50

CODE: #77350 MATERIAL: 100% WOOL SIZE: 2 cm x 18 cm (approximately) COLOR: Multicoloured, combining undyed and naturally dyed shades. Variations in colour may occur.

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qolqe purse Woven from soft, handspun wool, these change purses are lined and finished with a zipper closure along the top edge. A unique touch of Andean heritage for any wardrobe.

PRICE

Design: Assorted; each item features traditional iconography interspersed with bands of solid colour in varying widths. Slight variations may occur between products with similar designs.

MATERIAL: 100% Wool

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$8

CODE: #77340

SIZE: 12 cm x 9 cm COLOR: Multicoloured, combining undyed and naturally dyed shades. Variations in colour may occur.

C HA NG E P UR S E

lares case These pencil cases, handwoven from fine, 100% wool, feature an innovative tube design that is functional and fashionable for storing small accessories. They are lined and finished with a zipper closure and colourful carrying strap. Design: Assorted; each item features bands of solid colour or traditional iconography interspersed with bands of solid colour. Slight variations may occur between products with similar designs.

ROUND P E N C I L CAS E PRICE

$12

CODE: #77350 MATERIAL: 100% WOOL SIZE: 19 cm x 7 cm COLOR: Multicoloured, combining undyed and naturally dyed shades. Variations in colour may occur.

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ponchos & wraps

calca pouch Bold and stylish, these makeup bags represent the combination of ancient heritage and modern form. Sewn from fabric woven on the ancient back-strap loom, they are lined and finished with a zipper closure along the top edge. Design: Assorted; each item features bands of solid colour or traditional iconography interspersed with bands of solid colour. Slight variations may occur between products with similar designs. 18

COS ME T I C P OU C H

PRICE

$12

CODE: #77340 MATERIAL: 100% Wool SIZE: 18 cm x 14 cm COLOR: Multicoloured, combining undyed and naturally dyed shades. Variations in colour may occur.

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alejandro

A L PAC A P O N C H O

A traditional-style poncho made of tightly woven, soft alpaca wool, and featuring stunning, intricately woven designs which represent centuries of tradition.

PRICE

Design: Bands of complex geometric pattern interspersed with bands of solid colour in varying widths. Fringe along all edges and around neck.

CODE: #77400

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$279

MATERIAL: 100% Alpaca SIZE: 120 cm x 160 cm COLOR: Shades of brown, grey and cream. Subtle variation in colour may occur.

jose luis

A L PAC A P O N C H O

A traditional-style poncho, with a modern twist: wide bands of natural colours offer a more refined look while staying true to its Andean character.

PRICE

Design: Wide stripes of solid colour separated by narrow stripes. Fringe along all edges and around neck.

CODE: #77410

$229

MATERIAL: 100% Alpaca SIZE: 120 cm x 160 cm COLOUR: Grey, black, brown and white. Subtle variation in colour may occur.

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angelina The innovative wrap-around design of this ruana is a modern take on an ancient garment: the traditional woven poncho, which has been keeping the inhabitants of the Andean highlands warm for centuries. The delicate striped design in natural colours lends an air of understated elegance. Design: Alternating bands of solid colour with narrow stripes. Fringe along edges.

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A L PAC A RUA N A / W R A P PRICE

$229

CODE: #77420 MATERIAL: 100% Alpaca SIZE: 120cm x 130cm COLOR: Shades of grey and white. Subtle variation in colour may occur.

carolina The colours in this innovative wraparound ruana highlight the immense range of hues that can be obtained with natural dyes. Combined with the intricate woven designs, the result is a striking and fashionable garment. Design: Bands of complex geometric pattern and animal and other traditional iconography interspersed with bands of solid colour in varying widths. Fringe along outer edges.

A L PAC A RUA N A / W R A P PRICE

$289

CODE: #77430 MATERIAL: 100% Alpaca SIZE: 120cm x 130cm COLOR: Multi-coloured with a predominance of pinks, purples and reds. Subtle variation in colour may occur.

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for the home

munay The Q’intikuna Churunakuy symbol (hummingbirds with beaks joined) in traditional Andean textiles denote feelings of affection and love towards the recipient of the weaving. Woven textiles featuring this interlinked hummingbird iconography are commonly gifted at traditional Quechua weddings, and they are sure to bring warmth and love to any couple’s home.

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W E D DI NG PA S A DI ZO PRICE

cream / red

red / green

$136

CODE: #77500 MATERIAL: 100% Alpaca SIZE: 210 cm x 40 cm COLOR: Two colour combinations available: red/ cream and green/red. Subtle variation in colour may occur.

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machu picchu A beautiful and charismatic throw with rich, earthy colours and intricate iconography. It has fringe along three edges.

PRICE

Design: Bands of complex geometric pattern and animal and other traditional iconography interspersed with bands of solid colour in varying widths. Fringe along three edges.

CODE: #77520

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$399

MATERIAL: 100% Alpaca SIZE: 210 cm x 120 cm COLOR: Multi-coloured, as shown. Subtle variation in colour may occur.

A L PAC A T H R OW

parobamba Each runner is a one-of-a-kind design made by a Master Weaver from the Mapacho River Valley. Each item will look similar to the style shown here, using iconography and patterns that are unique to the Mapacho River Valley. Design: complex geometric iconography throughout, with few narrow bands of solid colour. Each piece is a unique item and specific iconography will vary from piece to piece. Fringe at both ends.

MA S T E R RU NNE R

PRICE

$175

CODE: #77600 MATERIAL: 100% Alpaca SIZE: 200cm x 40cm COLOR: Multi-coloured. Exact combination of colours will vary from piece to piece.

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terms & conditions Threads of Peru products are handmade to order by rural Quechua women from weaving co-ops high in the Andes using organic, natural fibre and dyes. All dyeing is done by hand using locally sourced plants, minerals, and insects, and yarn is spun by hand on a traditional drop spindle. We do not buy mass-produced, machine made goods. Each item is unique and truly “one-of-a-kind”. Subtle variations in size, colour and finish are part of the natural beauty of our products. Prices are listed in USD, and do not include shipping.

O R DE R S

S HI P P I NG / DE L I VE RY

Please submit completed Wholesale Order Forms to contact@threadsofperu.com. $300 minimum order.

As these items are made to order by indigenous women in the remote mountains of Peru, a typical order may take 6-8 weeks to process from time of Order to Delivery to our warehouse in Cusco. Contact us for processing times on orders above 50 units. Express orders can be discussed for a surcharge.

Purchase orders are binding. Because our products are handmade to order, orders cannot be cancelled or changed beyond 5 days of order confirmation. Late cancellations will not be entitled to a refund of initial deposit.

PAY ME N T

mapacho A one-of-a-kind work of art made by a Master Weaver from the Mapacho River Valley. Each bedspread will look similar to the picture shown, as each will feature colours and iconography that are unique to the Mapacho River Valley. Design: complex geometric iconography throughout, with few narrow bands of solid colour. Each piece is a unique item and specific iconography will vary from piece to piece. Fringe at both ends. 28

MA S T E R B E D S P R E A D PRICE

$649

CODE: #77610 MATERIAL: 100% Alpaca SIZE: 200cm x 170cm

Upon receipt of the completed Wholesale Order Form, Threads of Peru will issue you an invoice in acknowledgment and confirmation of your order, at which time a 60% deposit is required. Your order will not be processed until this payment is received. By paying this deposit, youacknowledge that you have read, understood and accepted all of Threads of Peru’s terms and conditions. A second payment of 20% is due four weeks after the first deposit is paid. The balance of payment plus shipping is due once Threads of Peru sends notice that the order is complete, prior to being shipped.

We do not accept orders during rainy season (DecemberFebruary) due to difficulty in access and production. Orders are shipped as instructed from Cusco, Peru. Standard shipping using the national postal service (Serpost) takes approximately 21 days, but is not guaranteed. Express shipping via UPS or DHL is guaranteed within 5 business days.

RETURNS Wholesale orders are final and non-refundable. We will gladly replace defective or missing merchandise. Claims for defective or missing merchandise must be submitted within 5 business days of receipt of your order. Shipping costs for replacement of such merchandise is the responsibility of the client.

A late payment charge of 5% will be added to orders past due. We accept payment by PayPal, as outlined on the invoice. For additional payment options, please contact us directly.

COLOR: Multi-coloured. Exact combination of colours will vary from piece to piece.

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don’t see what you’re looking for? C U STOM O R DE R S At Threads of Peru, we are able to source and produce many different types of Andean textiles and are keen to work with you to create your ideal product. If you are interested in a woven product that is not included in our catalogue, please contact us to discuss options. Each custom order is unique, and considered on an individual basis. Threads of Peru will send you estimates regarding approximate time and cost required to produce your item. Depending on the nature of the request, a prototype phase may be necessary. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to initiate any custom order.

thank you.

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