Threads of Peru Blog

Women Are Changemakers: IWD 2018

Women Are Changemakers: IWD 2018

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For International Women’s Day this year, we are profiling 4 incredible women who inspire us. In their own way, each one is proving to the world that women hold the keys to change and progress.

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Our Top Ten: Green Holiday Tips

Our Top Ten: Green Holiday Tips

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The holidays are a great time to go green. Here we share our top ten tips for going green over the holidays, from reducing your energy use to getting creative with decoration - as well as tips for ethical holiday shopping!

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The Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho: A Behind-the-Scenes-Look

The Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho: A Behind-the-Scenes-Look

The creative process at Threads of Peru combines ancestral traditions and artisan creativity with a modern eye. Like the Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho, all of the items in our Quechua Collection showcase and value traditional skills and techniques, and support rural indigenous artisans, like Demesia.

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'Tis the Season to Shop Ethically

'Tis the Season to Shop Ethically

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You have the power to make a difference. By making conscious choices - like choosing natural fibers, buying local, and supporting artisan-made and handmade production - you are choosing people and the planet over profit, supporting cultural heritage and providing new economic opportunities.

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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

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In North America, October and November are months dedicated to remembrance and thankfulness. And we at Threads of Peru have so much to be thankful for this year!

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How We Met: Huilloc

How We Met: Huilloc

Young Andean weavers

For their age, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of weaving they showed me (just a few table runners and scarves): the designs are well-executed, the colors very vibrant, straight edges and a nice finish. Already so accomplished!

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