Peruvian Alpaca Throw, Summer Breeze

Peruvian Alpaca Throw, Summer Breeze

Ninety percent of the poorest indigenous people of Peru - more than 200000 families (1 million people) - are associated with alpacas and their products, 54 percent survive in the Andean Altiplano in extreme poverty. The lpaqueros are experts in animals husbandry, skilled spinners, weavers and knitters but are systematically unemployed or survive by being exposed to irregular, unfair, informal and underpaid activities. However, purchasing fair trade alpaca products helps organisations such as Allpa to improve the living standards of these marginalised producers.



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Dimensions: 150x128cm
Made from: 100% Alpaca
Please note: Dry Cleaning is Recommended

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Handmade by Allpa

Named from a Quechua Indian word that means "earth", Allpa reaches approximately 2,000 families from 100 artisan groups.

$159.00

Availability: In stock

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Ninety percent of the poorest indigenous people of Peru - more than 200000 families (1 million people) - are associated with alpacas and their products, 54 percent survive in the Andean Altiplano in extreme poverty. The lpaqueros are experts in animals husbandry, skilled spinners, weavers and knitters but are systematically unemployed or survive by being exposed to irregular, unfair, informal and underpaid activities. However, purchasing fair trade alpaca products helps organisations such as Allpa to improve the living standards of these marginalised producers.



allpa crafters : Paucara Textiles from allpaperu on Vimeo.



This amazing quality summer breeze throw has been carefully hand woven from Peruvian alpaca wool. Alpaca wool, finer yet warmer than sheep wool, is soft, durable (as it's naturally water repellent) and hypoallergenic (as it doesn't contain lanolin).

Dimensions: 150x128cm
Made from: 100% Alpaca
Please note: Dry Cleaning is Recommended

Availability: In stock

Peruvian Alpaca Throw, Summer Breeze

$159.00
Producer

Allpa
Named from a Quechua Indian word that means "earth", Allpa as an organisation has existed since 1985. Allpa reaches approximately 2,000 families from 100 artisan groups and family workshops from Cusco and Lake Titicaca in the Andes to the desert town of Chulucanos to the Amazon rainforest area of Pucalpa.

For most of these people handcraft production is their only source of income. Allpa provides marketing assistance, infrastructure loans, tools and equipment, product development and technical help.

 

allpa crafters : Paucara Textiles from allpaperu on Vimeo.

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