HANDMADE WITH LOVE IN PERU 🇵🇪

Made by women. Managed by women. Founded by women. 

Who Are We?

Huaywasi: Handmade in Perú is a fair trade project working directly with female artisans in Huaycán, Lima, Perú. We locally source the finest Peruvian textiles to produce timeless handmade garments and accessories. We aim to provide safe working conditions, fair wages for work, and support to the Light and Leadership Initiative's cause of free, high quality and accessible education for Huaycán families. 

FEMALE ARTISANS

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FAIR WAGES

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EDUCATION

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  • Charlie Sweatshirt -Onyx
    Charlie Sweatshirt -Onyx - Huaywasi: Handmade in Peru
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  • Zachary Cowl Neck Sweatshirt (Midnight)
    Zachary Cowl Neck Sweatshirt (Midnight) - Huaywasi: Handmade in Peru
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  • Zachary Cowl Neck Sweatshirt (Blueberry)
    Zachary Cowl Neck Sweatshirt (Blueberry) - Huaywasi: Handmade in Peru
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  • Charlie Sweatshirt - Deep Cardinal
    Charlie Sweatshirt - Deep Cardinal - Huaywasi: Handmade in Peru
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  • Zachary Cowl Neck Sweatshirt (Moss)
    Zachary Cowl Neck Sweatshirt (Moss) - Huaywasi: Handmade in Peru
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OVER $35,000 INVESTED INTO THE HUAYCAN COMMUNITY THROUGH FAIR WAGES

(Average living wage in Peru is $285 USD/month)

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Artisan Partners

DARIA

Master Weaver

"Me gusta [ser artesana] mucho porque puedo trabajar en casa...y también mis hijas siempre me ayudan con lo que haga. Ademas, el trabajo que hago agrada a la gente que lo compra; estoy muy agradecido a todas esas personas porque puedo seguir haciendo lo que me gusta."

I like [being an artisan] a lot because I can work at home... and also my daughters always help me with what I do. In addition, the work I do pleases the people who buy it; I am very grateful to all those people because I can continue doing what I like.

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ELENA

Head Seamstress

"Aprendí a coser viendo a mi abuela desde muy chica. Después de muchos años que deje de estudiar [costura] tuve la oportunidad de entrar a trabajar con Huaywasi y es así que aprendí más y sigo aprendiendo de cada voluntario que viene--por eso que hoy en día me siento muy feliz de pertenecer a Huaywasi."

I learned to sew seeing my grandmother from a very young age. After many years I stopped studying [sewing] I had the opportunity to work with Huaywasi and so I learned more and I continue to learn from every volunteer who comes--that is why today I feel very happy to belong to Huaywasi. 

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HERMINIA

Accessories Expert

"Soy un profesional técnico pero me fui para dedicarme a mis hijas. Afortunadamente encontré esta ONG [LLI] que me dio la oportunidad de ser parte de ella cuando asistí a sus talleres, los cuales fueron muy beneficiosos para mí.

I am a technical professional but I left to educate my daughters. Thankfully I found this NGO [LLI] which gave me the opportunity to be part of it when I attended their workshops, which were very beneficial to me.

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