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Organic cotton plants basking in the sun, ready for the harvest in the agricultural field

Natural materials

Locally sourced
 

We are committed to sourcing our materials locally, which means we keep our environmental footprint lower and support the local economy. But that's not all. By sourcing locally, we ensure that our products are made by craftspeople who are passionate about their work and invested in the communities where they live.

Regenerative Organic Cotton

Regenerative organic cotton helps with restoring and nurturing ecosystems. It is a holistic approach towards farming and has great co-benefits: Overall soil health, biodiversity, water availability and quality, animal welfare, community resilience and livelihoods. The cotton is hand picked, which reduces the environmental impact and improves the quality of the product.

 

Regenerative agriculture works in harmony with nature. It is an ancient indigenous agriculture system that appreciates mother nature's cycles.

Indigenous communities all over the world have worked their land in this way for generations and proudly carry this method on, creating conditions where ecosystems, economies and people can flourish.

 

As well as being fair-trade, regenerative farming practices can also help reverse climate change. Healthy soil is able to draw more carbon from the atmosphere back into the ground to reduce global warming, and it is also able to retain more water. It is more resilient to extreme weather, and more disease resistant. All of this is of great benefit to the communities around this area, especially during current weather changes caused by the climate crisis. Because of this practice, they are able to enjoy much better quality of life free of nasty chemicals, eat healthy food and earn a decent living.

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Corozo buttons

blouse with pink emboridery. natural, vegan button

Corozo buttons are made from the nuts of a palm tree, also known as the Tagua tree. These trees are native to Latin America. Inside these nuts a product is made called Endosperm, which people also refer to as vegetable ivory. This product is used to make the corozo buttons.

 

Corozo buttons are environmentally friendly as they can only be produced from a ripe nut, which has naturally fallen from the tree. 

 

This means that no part of the tree or plant is cut down for this purpose and it does not leave behind any waste or negative impact on the environment when it is used in production. Its natural harvesting and biodegradability makes it one of the most sustainable raw materials used in button production.

Llama wool

Llama wool is known for its exceptional quality, boasting fibers that are fine, strong, and resilient. Its natural softness makes it incredibly comfortable against the skin, offering a luxurious feel for various textile applications, in our case a nice big scarf. In addition to its softness, llama wool provides excellent warmth, making it ideal for cold climates and chilly winter days.

Moreover, llama wool is highly regarded for its sustainability and ethical sourcing. Llamas are shorn annually, ensuring the welfare of these cute animals while providing a renewable and eco-friendly fiber source. This makes llama wool a responsible choice for environmentally conscious consumers who prioritise ethical production practices.

Each strand of llama wool is carefully hand-spun and woven by skilled artisans, adding a touch of artisanal craftsmanship to every piece. This attention to detail not only enhances the quality of the final product but also preserves the rich tradition of Andean textile craftsmanship.

Overall, llama wool offers a harmonious blend of quality, softness, warmth, sustainability, ethical sourcing, and artisanal craftsmanship, making it an excellent choice for those seeking both comfort and conscientiousness in their textiles.

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THE STORY BEHIND 

Embroideries by El arte de bordar en El Colca 

The embroideries are handmade by a women-led association named "El arte de bordar en El Colca" located in Yanque, Arequipa. The artisans of this association use their work to pass on the practice of embroidery, which they've been doing for generations.

 

Their beautiful figures and spiral shapes have meanings and translations that come from the ancient incas and represent the local flora and fauna of the environment.

Skilled Peruvian artisan, dressed in traditional clothing, creating intricate embroideries on a sewing machine
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