Women's Artisan Cooperative of Peru

Survivors of domestic violence

Beginning in 2006, 3 sisters came together with a shared mission to bring economic opportunities to the women in a township of Peru. These talented women are living in vulnerable communities having been internally displaced from guerilla warfare or from domestic violence.

Prior to the cooperative's formation, these exceptional women were generally unable to earn a living selling their wares without a connection to a global market. The cooperative's resources were paramount in providing greater access to the world market, and sustainable income for the artisans - many of whom are mothers and the sole providers for their families. 

The cooperative has grown to employ over 700 women, with this collection featuring their hand-embroidery for designs which we collaboratively create together. This cooperative is focused on bridging gaps, opening doors and providing sustainable opportunities for personal and professional development, and the artisans' well-being.