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About

this is the spirit of allpa

In 1986, a group of young Peruvian professionals made real the project of creating a business to support artisans in finding markets.

Our admiration for those extraordinary and skilled hands who manufactured crafts that were the expression of a people with a rich history in culture and traditions, took us around the world showing our crafts and made it possible for Allpa to become after 32 years, a leading producer of handmade crafts.

 

About

Philosophy

Our products come from 80 workshops of medium and small artisans located in different parts of Peru, producing ceramics, furniture, painted glass, textiles and jewelry. Our work involves a variety of fields that are focused on create awareness of Peruvian Culture and Identity.

Innovation & Design
Creativity & Technology

Development of annual collections according to market trends, which allows us to have a permanently renewed offer. -supporting growth of our artisans with technical assistance, training and loans. The purpose of this activity is to transform artisans into entrepreneurs to fairly compete in the global marketplace.

ALLPA and Fair Trade

Promoting our handmade products in trade fairs and missions, in order to strengthen the image of Peru and Allpa as creators and exporters of quality and design objects. Handicraft production is a very viable way to fight against poverty and improve life conditions. This is because as compared to the high levels of investment required in other economic activities, investment in crafts is much lower. With a few thousand dollars we can open workshops which can create jobs for many people as far as demand can keep sustainable and profitable for all parties.

our team

FOUNDERS

Nelly Canepa M.

Director

Maria del Carmen

CEO

MANAGERS

  • Carmen

    Quality and Technology

  • Luis

    Finances & Systems

  • Luis

    Administration & HR

  • Carmen

    Quality and Technology

  • Luis

    Finances & Systems

  • Luis

    Administration & HR

Collaborateurs

  • Ana Maria

    Seamstress

  • Carmen

    Accountant

  • Edelmira

    Home Décor Coordinator

  • Emilio

    Photography

  • Emma

    Product development

  • Enrique

    Quality and Innovation assistant

  • Genovia

    Quality Control

  • Isidoro

    Vigilance

  • Jessica

    Logistics Coordinator

  • Ana Lucía

    Designer

  • Luis Enrique

    Driver

  • Luz

    Administrative assistant

  • Marisol

    Quality Control

  • Marlene

    Textile production assistant

  • Martin

    Logistics

  • Melissa

    Quality Control

  • Pedro

    Logistics Supervision

  • Rossana

    Exports

  • Veronica

    Production

  • Yadira

    Comercial Coordinator

  • Andrea Astete

    Housekeeping

  • Ana Maria

    Seamstress

  • Carmen

    Accountant

  • Edelmira

    Home Décor Coordinator

  • Emilio

    Photography

  • Emma

    Product development

  • Enrique

    Quality and Innovation assistant

  • Genovia

    Quality Control

  • Isidoro

    Vigilance

  • Jessica

    Logistics Coordinator

  • Ana Lucía

    Designer

  • Luis Enrique

    Driver

  • Luz

    Administrative assistant

  • Marisol

    Quality Control

  • Marlene

    Textile production assistant

  • Martin

    Logistics

  • Melissa

    Quality Control

  • Pedro

    Logistics Supervision

  • Rossana

    Exports

  • Veronica

    Production

  • Yadira

    Comercial Coordinator

  • Andrea Astete

    Housekeeping

External Collaborateurs

  • Francia Castejón

  • Francisco Condori

  • Jenny Durand

  • Efraín Ángeles

  • Luis Elías Vílchez

  • Francia Castejón

  • Francisco Condori

  • Jenny Durand

  • Efraín Ángeles

  • Luis Elías Vílchez

wfto

Member of WFTO, Allpa practices and promotes fair trade principles. We believe that production and design should go hand in hand with sustainability, respect for the ecology and equal opportunities for all.

We and our network of artisans, act as ambassadors of the Fair Trade movement, creating awareness with actions and promoting dialogues on different plataforms, in both our country and internationally.

For more information on what WFTO and the Fair Trade principles are about please visit:

wfto.com

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