Artisans play a crucial role in contributing to sustainability through their unique skills, craftsmanship, and commitment to environmentally conscious practices.
We have been working with our Artisans in Peru for over twenty years and since then, we have developed relationships with artisans throughout the world. Through artisanal craftsmanship, and ancient weaving traditions, we support environmentally conscious practices and ethical production methods.
Our artisans work with a profound expertise of their craft, utilizing traditional techniques that have been passed down through generations.
One key aspect of sustainability in textile artistry lies in the choice of materials. Our artisans prioritize the use of natural fibers. The majority of our products are made from Alpaca fibers sourced in the Highlands where our Peruvian artisans live. Alpaca is one of the most sustainable animals on the planet and by using this and other natural fibers like wool, silk, botanicals, silk, and more, we steer away from more synthetic materials that may have a larger significant ecological impact.
Moreover, the emphasis on handcrafted textiles, as opposed to mass-produced items, aligns with sustainability goals. Handweaving, eliminates the need for energy-intensive machinery, reducing the carbon footprint associated with textile production.
All of our rugs are custom made, and the artisanal process provides a more durable and long lasting component to our product. allowing for a longer life cycle and less consumption. This slower, more deliberate approach to crafting textiles also fosters a connection between the artisan and the product, imbuing each piece with a unique story and character.
Beyond the production process, sustainability in textile artisanry extends to fair labor practices.
Our artisans often in smaller, community-based settings, promoting local economies and preserving cultural heritage. Additionally, there is a growing movement among textile artisans to incorporate upcycled or recycled materials into their creations, minimizing waste and promoting a circular economy. By intertwining traditional craftsmanship with eco-friendly practices, textile artisans are at the forefront of a movement that values both the artistry and the environmental impact of their creations.