Peru

Cotopaxi's Outdoor Gear Inspires Adventure, Funds Poverty Relief

Outdoor gear company Cotopaxi is gaining major attention from consumers and investors for their superior product and unique approach to marrying business with social impact. Founder…

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Reformation Debuts Sustainable Alpaca Knitwear Collection

GET COZY Reformation sources its fiber from small family-owned ranches. Because each alpaca is given an acre of land to graze on, it says, the grassland has time to regenerate. It also…

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Alternative Apparel, Peruvian Artisans Create Sustainable Alpaca Line

Looking to make a blanket statement this winter? Alternative Apparel has partnered with Pacomarca, the Sustainable Alpaca Network in Peru to create an exclusive collection of capes and…

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Liz Collins Uses Upcycled Knits to Explore "Void" in Fashion Consumption

New York based artist and designer Liz Collins creates groundbreaking structural and surreal designs using machine knitting. Her latest exhibit, “The Void,” examines fashion…

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Join Kollabora, Awamaki on a "Collaborative Crafting" Workshop in Peru

ANDEAN ADVENTURE “It’s been a dream of mine to bring our creative and fashion-forward DIY community to a beautiful and spiritual place to learn from a culture that’s been…

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Laura Siegel Dresses the Modern Nomad at Spring 2013 NY Fashion Week

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre. Deserts aren’t the barren wildernesses they’re made out to be. Like the vivid bouquets that spring unexpectedly from the arid landscape,…

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The Art of Dyeing: Harvesting Color at Awamaki's Natural Dye Workshop

Rising before sunrise, I was accompanied by three other girls and Mieke Briejer, our Awamaki tour guide as we departed on the four-hour journey that would take us to Parobamba, a…

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PeruModa Highlights the Best in Traditionally Woven Peruvian Textiles

NUDOS Meandering through the hundreds of booths was not an easy task but several designers caught our eye. A series of white tops made from 100 percent Peruvian natural fibers drew us…

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Peru Proposes "Native Cotton Route" to Boost Biodiversity, Tourism

Photo by Shutterstock Peru is going native—native cotton, that is. The country’s nascent Center for Innovation and Rural Development is proposing a “ruta del algodón…

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Go on a "Sourcing Safari" With Fashion Designers Without Borders

WORLD WITHOUT BORDERS What was your inspiration for launching Fashion Designers without Borders? Last year, I launched The Supply Change, which connects big brands with…

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Play "Pass the Parcel," Join Awamaki Lab's Sisterhood of the Traveling Skirt

Maia Wojcik, wearing Awamaki Lab’s chain-letter skirt. Who says snail mail is dead? Awamaki Lab wants to revive the analog era of “pen pals, heart-dotted i’s, and…

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Awamaki Lab Debuts Fair-Trade Peruvian Knitwear With a Modern Twist

MODERN HISTORY Together, the duo spent their first month sketching, buying secondary fabrics from Lima, and getting to know the artisans who would be their partners in the design…

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12,000-Year-Old Textile Fragments Found in Peruvian Cave Are South America’s Oldest

Think your Morrissey T-shirt from high school is old? Archaeologists have unearthed fabric and rope fragments that date as far back as 12,000 years in the past, making them the oldest…

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