Knitting, puppets and creativity
High in the Andes of Peru, on the shores of Lake Titicaca, knitting warm clothing has been a way of life for thousands of years. In these agrarian communities, girls and boys learn to knit while young. Today, knitting toys and ornaments allows creative women to earn supplemental income for their families.
Since 1998, Lucuma Designs has been working with these talented and resilient women, who are always ready to share their smiles!
Why Organic Cotton?
Our naturally dyed fibers help preserve traditional knowledge and each earth friendly, organic cotton and hand-knitted puppet helps empower women while supporting sustainable agriculture in Peru. Your purchase makes a difference to them.
In the US, it is easy to get nostalgic while looking back 100 to 200 years ago. In Peru, where complex civilizations have existed for thousands of years, people may have quite a different perspective.