On any given morning, the Ecuadorian town of Otavalo is a rainbow of textiles. It is a special place of history and tradition,
where centuries-old artisan practices continue to thrive in villages around the northern town. The Indigenous Otavaleño people have been weavers since pre-Incan times. Wander through the village to hear the chatter of mechanical and manual looms at work.
This is a town that winds down, not up, in the evening, since so many of its residents rise early to make goods for the day ahead.
Our artisan partners proudly carry out a centuries-old art form in the creation of our blankets and materials. They weave to preserve their history, heritage and family story. Each and every purchase supports their ability to continue to grow and economically support their community.
Each item is handcrafted in partnership with world-class artisans - real people making products that bring meaning to your home. Created in limited quantities using traditional methods ensures its uniqueness and sustainability.
We support the preservation of heritage crafts and enable the artisans the ability to create sustainable livelihoods through their traditional skills.
We follow our supply chain from concept to completion in order to protect our environment and artisan partners. Our collective efforts are helping create and sustain jobs for marginalized artisans from rural communities. We employ fair trade standards for our team: they set their own prices and determine their own daily workload. When costs rise for raw materials or labour, so do the prices we pay. Working with experienced hands and technical tools ensures that the integrity of the entire process is respected.
By travelling to each region, we are able to work in person alongside the artisan team. We choose to use locally sourced and responsible, organic or recycled materials whenever possible. Producing limited quantities using traditional methods ensures its uniqueness and sustainability.
We choose to invest in partnerships that empower women, their families and the communities they live in by offering fair wages and business development.