AWAMAKI meaning handmade creates lasting impact in the remote mountains of Peru by helping rural Andean women’s associations launch successful small businesses; while creating authentic, high-quality products and experiences. Awamaki invests in women’s skills, connects them to international markets and supports age-old traditions, so they can increase their income and transform their communities.
AWAMAKI partners with eight cooperatives of rural Andean women to provide training in quality-control, product development and technical skills improvement. This empowering opportunity ensures a more secure future in the textile industry providing a reliable source of income so they can increase their families' quality of life and well-being. In their training they are taught colour combination, natural dye methods, fibre selection, spinning, weaving and pattern-making.
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