Allpa offers business training and support to family workshops throughout Peru, turning highly skilled artisans into entrepreneurs. Your purchase supports the livelihoods of artisans whose handcrafting is their only source of income, while preserving exquisite Peruvian craft traditions passed down through generations.
Inspired by the extraordinary skills of Peruvian artisans and a vision to share their country's rich craft tradition with the world, a group of young Peruvian professionals founded Allpa in 1986. Intent on offering high-quality, handmade products with sustained benefits for the artisans who craft them, Allpa today supports hundreds of artisan families throughout Peru, from the Amazon rain forest to the Andes Mountains. With a base of professionals, technicians, consultants, and designers, the organization works with their artisans to preserve Peruvian culture and identity, offering innovative design ideas with pre-Columbian techniques, product development and technological assistance, financial loans, quality control, and new market opportunities. Allpa is a Quechua Indian word meaning "earth," and this fair trade organization is well-rooted in its belief that design and production should go hand in hand with sustainability, social responsibility, respect for ecology, and equal opportunity for all.
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