Women of Huancayo

Let me introduce you the women behind every Pacas' Product. They are from a town called Huancayo in the Andes of Peru. They are part of a cooperative called Kamaq Maki that was created in 1990 as a response to the lack of employment opportunities for rural artisans of the region of Junin in Peru.
Currently, this cooperative brings together more than 150 families who produce handmade products made of Alpaca wool. These fabrics are a 100% hand knitted using crochets sticks. In this way, they do not only have an extra income but also keep a tradition alive. The Peruvian culture, creativity and values that these women have are represented in each of their pieces of art.

Every women is paid a fair price for making each product such as: scarves, gloves, mittens, socks etc. In that way, they can increase their income so that they can meet the basic needs of the family budget.
Pacas is very proud of what  these women represent for their communities. We know that together we can secure better quality life for each of them, their children and every member of their families.
We and the Women of Huancayo would like to thank you for purchasing
a Pacas Product!