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The success story of The Peruvian Connection began in 1976 in the streets and markets of Cuzco, the Incas’ ancient capital. Annie Hurlbut, then a 19-year-old Yale student, fell in love with the extraordinary hand-woven mantas and ponchos, made of the finest alpaca, which she discovered in the Peruvian markets.

Fascinated by these ethnographic textiles, she collected them and learned all about spinning, weaving and dyeing alpaca fibers and the Andes’ ancient textile traditions. Soon Annie started importing alpaca sweaters, which she produced in Peru, and her sister Biddy sold from her house in Kansas.

The Peruvian Connection was born.

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Invisible world Alpaca Brand

Invisible World opened a clothing store in the small town of Juneau, Alaska, in 1985.

From this remote area, most communication still took place by mail, and the World had not yet come together as closely as it appears today through the Internet.

Considering that Juneau is located on the Gulf of Alaska and even today, the only way to get there is by boat or plane; it is almost a miracle that the company now moves goods between 13 countries around the World.

INKARI

We would also like to highlight INKARI, a company located in the Netherlands, which only sells handmade products from Peru. Among them are also lovingly made toy alpacas from 100% finest alpaca wool for children – Hypoallergenic.

INKARI is also strongly committed to the welfare of alpacas. The company focuses on sustainable production without chemical additives and supports the smaller players in the local wool industry of Peru.

Some of their Toys are also available at amazon.

Sustainable alpaca brands that support local communities in Peru

View of Lake Titicaca between the South of Bolivia and Peru

The highlands of the Andes make up about 20% of Peru’s total area. Typical for the Andean landscapes are the numerous long valleys and deeply incised canyons formed by large rivers. The highlands in the north do not reach the snowline and are therefore very rich in vegetation. In the central highlands of the Andes, snow-covered peaks characterize the landscape all year round.

In the southern part, around the region of Lake Titicaca, the Andes flatter and merge into the so-called Altiplano. This plateau is also the home of the alpacas. Peru also has a fascinating and rich textile history. The indigenous people already domesticated the guanaco because of its fine wool, today its descendant – The Alpaca – is raised and nourished in the Peruvian highlands.

Alpaca wool, as well as many high-quality textiles made of Alpaca, are exported from Peru. The Alpaca Brands listed here have made an outstanding commitment to sustainable production. They produce textiles directly in Peru, support the local textile industry to improve the quality of their products and contribute to the people of the Andes by offering them fair wages and independent living. We are convinced that many other brands produce ethically, but we can only mention a few.

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Invisible world Alpaca Brand

Invisible World opened a clothing store in the small town of Juneau, Alaska, in 1985.

From this remote area, most communication still took place by mail, and the World had not yet come together as closely as it appears today through the Internet.

Considering that Juneau is located on the Gulf of Alaska and even today, the only way to get there is by boat or plane; it is almost a miracle that the company now moves goods between 13 countries around the World.

INKARI

We would also like to highlight INKARI, a company located in the Netherlands, which only sells handmade products from Peru. Among them are also lovingly made toy alpacas from 100% finest alpaca wool for children – Hypoallergenic.

INKARI is also strongly committed to the welfare of alpacas. The company focuses on sustainable production without chemical additives and supports the smaller players in the local wool industry of Peru.

Some of their Toys are also available at amazon.

Panorama of Cuzco – Peru, the ancient Incas capital

In the center of the Peruvian Andes highlands at an altitude  of 3416 m lies the city of Cuzco, once the heart of the Inca Empire and today one of the most important tourist places in Peru.

According to legend, the first Inca “Manco Cápac,” son of the sun, founded the city with his sister Mama Ocllo. Before that, the area was inhabited by the Tampu, a Quechua people. In the next 250 years, Cusco could develop considerably. Its inhabitants cultivated the terraced fields so typical for Peru, on which corn and grain are grown. Canals were built to supply the city constantly with freshwater, and trade flourished. Cusco was the Inca Empire’s cultural and economic center until the 11th Inca Huayna Capac took over in 1493. He moved the capital to Quinto

Cusco is a fascinating mixture of the influences of the Quechua Indians and Spanish colonization. So you can admire old Inca walls next to magnificent Catholic churches. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cusco’s old town has remained largely unchanged and has been able to retain its original charm.

Today the vibrant city is the “Heart of the Andes.” As Cusco is also the starting point for visiting numerous attractions such as the “Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco,” and of course, the legendary Machu Picchu – Cusco attracts several million visitors every year.

The “main market” of Cusco is located right next to the Plaza de San Francisco. Here you will find not only food, snacks and household goods but also an incredible selection of clothes and fabrics on the finest alpaca.

Skilfully woven blankets and scarves as well as many of the popular colorful textiles or sweaters made of soft alpaca wool, can be bought almost at every corner!

Cusco – the “Middle of the World” in the Andes, is also the Peruvian Textile Industry center.

Brands focusing on Baby Alpaca

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Summary

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Invisible world Alpaca Brand

Invisible World opened a clothing store in the small town of Juneau, Alaska, in 1985.

From this remote area, most communication still took place by mail, and the World had not yet come together as closely as it appears today through the Internet.

Considering that Juneau is located on the Gulf of Alaska and even today, the only way to get there is by boat or plane; it is almost a miracle that the company now moves goods between 13 countries around the World.

INKARI

We would also like to highlight INKARI, a company located in the Netherlands, which only sells handmade products from Peru. Among them are also lovingly made toy alpacas from 100% finest alpaca wool for children – Hypoallergenic.

INKARI is also strongly committed to the welfare of alpacas. The company focuses on sustainable production without chemical additives and supports the smaller players in the local wool industry of Peru.

Some of their Toys are also available at amazon.

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