Weaver Jesusa and her daughter during a meeting with Awamaki. Skills workshops and access to market through Awamaki allow Jesusa to earn an income to support her young family. These workshops are funded entirely through donations.
Traditional Andean craft is combined with modern designs to create luxury wool and alpaca accessories.
Every piece tells a story. Visit our online store for high quality, fair trade clothing and accessories.
Frequent traditional festivals add color, music and feasting to life in Ollantaytambo. Come and visit!
Awamaki's weavers live and work in the high Andean community of Patacancha. Come up with us for a half-day or a long weekend to learn about Quechua life and weaving tradition.
Awamaki provides skills training and market access to to indigenous women weavers in remote high Andean communities.
Awamaki uses natural plant dyes in all our sewn and woven goods. Visit us in Peru to learn to dye wool yourself or attend other tours and workshops.
Empowering women. Making global connections. Transforming lives.
Awamaki is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers rural Andean women with skills training, connects them to global market opportunities, and enables them to earn an income to transform their communities.
We’re located in Ollantaytambo, a picturesque, historic town in Peru’s majestic Sacred Valley, between Cusco and the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu.
With our help, Andean women sell their products to international retailers of ethically-sourced handmade goods. They connect with global volunteers who make a difference. They welcome intrepid tourists into their culture.
At Awamaki, we celebrate the impact of our diverse community – the passionate volunteers, engaged donors, tourists and fair-trade shoppers that are collectively transforming people’s lives.
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