Eva Cardigan // black
FOLKDAYS Nº 140
The company was founded by Benita and Sebastián many years ago. These two Peruvians used to work as teachers with the indigenous communities around the Titicaca Lake, in the Altiplano region of Peru. Benita and Sebastian realised the need to run training programs to add more value to the ancient sewing techniques that many inhabitants had. They wanted to do this in order to rescue these skills, promote cultural identity, and add more commercial value to the handicrafts of the region. This is why they started this great company. We had the pleasure to meet two of their lovely daughters, Gabriela and Mariela, who showed me around their place.