We are so excited because our Peru throw collection has finally arrived just in time for the Fall! This collection has been about a year in the making. You may not be able to tell but we spent many rounds iterating our designs, sampling to find the right colors, and making sure we were bringing you the best quality and materials.
Alpaca Throws: Each throw takes about three days to complete. They are all made with 100% natural baby alpaca ethically sourced from the mountain ranges of Peru and made in a fair-trade environment.
Chunky wool throws: One of our favorite throws we have designed. It was made using pure untreated Peruvian wool. The natural wool fiber comes from the mountain ranges of Peru. Each one is all hand looped and takes one full day to knit each throw.
HANDMADE BY THE WEAVERS OF SANTIAGO DE CAJAS:
The story behind the artisans from Santiago De Cajas, located in the mountain range of Huancayo - Junin, is truly an inspiring one. This artisan group consists of five brothers that have been weaving since they were teenagers. Weaving is a cultural tradition in Santiago de Cajas that has been passed on between many generations. The workshop was a family business that was founded by their mother.
During that time it was very dangerous to live in Huancayo due to terrorism. One of the brothers decided to migrate to Lima to seek better life opportunities for his family.
He started a workshop in a very tiny space in his house. Shortly after, one of his brothers came to Lima with his family to help. They had difficulty providing their children with proper education and access to the medical care they needed.
The five brothers moved to Lima and spent many years and worked hard to grow their workshop. With continuous support, they have doubled their space and are able to live in better conditions.
All of their children are receiving proper education. They hope to one day pass this family business onto their children and continue to grow in order to offer more opportunities and better lifestyle conditions for their families in Huancayo.
Here's a look into our new throws and how we styled them!
1. LUNA BABY ALPACA THROW
A beautiful ivory staple that looks stunning layered or hung over the end of a bench. Its neutral color is perfect for any room!
2. MARRÓN BABY ALPACA THROW
Gorgeous warm chocolate brown with lush macrame fringes that looks amazing gently draped over a white chair. These warm browns are perfect to style for the Fall season.
3. RAYAS BABY ALPACA THROW
Another wonderful neutral piece to style your home. Custom designed with our artisan partners. The Rayas throw is sophisticated and warm, you won't be able to take your eyes off of this piece. Fold it at the foot of the bed for pattern and texture, or drape it over the sofa to show off the long macrame fringes.
4. CHUNKY WOOL THROW
Made from Peruvian wool, this extra chunky throw is looped entirely by hand. It is so unbelievably soft! This beautiful plush texture looks exceptional at the end of a bed or draped over a chair.
Grab one soon! We ordered these in small batches to ensure quality and perfection in every piece!