Alpaca Toys: A Peruvian Playmate

Alpaca Toys: A Peruvian Playmate
Peruvian artisans team up with fair trade organizations to share a tradition that goes back through generations - the art of alpaca fur animals. Each animal toy is crafted from recycled alpaca fur scraps and takes about two days to make. The goal is for artisans to become economically independent, as they learn the appropriate skills to participate in a growing global economy.

Short North: Peruvian Artisans Knitting New Lives

Short North: Peruvian Artisans Knitting New Lives

In the Central Andes region of Peru, it can be a challenge to support a family, but this is even more difficult when internal conflict rages for decades. In the aftermath of violence in the 1980s, the artisan group El Mercurio formed and has helped women rebuild their lives in...

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