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With wonderful hands , our craftsmen inject Peruvian ancestral tradition in every masterpiece that Allpa proudly offers to the world.

Textiles

tony & isidoro

The story of this family of weavers begins with Isidoro, who came from Cuzco to Lima while he was a thirteen years old. He worked in a weaving workshop for five years where he learned the skill.

Isidoro’s dream was succeed in this activity, and his son Tony follows his steps. He studied Textile Engineering while he still worked at his father’s factory. After great effort, Isidoro set up in 2001 his current industrial textile factory, and his son Tony has been running it for eight years now. These two generations of weavers have achieved a unique product in the market, made in an industrial loom and finished by hand.

17.01.18

Jewelry

ANTONIO & LUZ

Born in Huancayo, they both are pioneers in local jewelry production, specially in the Rimac neighborhood, where we find a long jewelry making tradition in Lima.

They work with Allpa since 1990 and we have created together thousands of new designs for the market. They have seen many apprentices learn silversmithing in their big workshop and then create their own ones. Luz has great skills for drawing and designing, while Marco is strong in all the techniques involved in production, so they make a nice team.

17.01.18

Textiles

CELESTINO

Celestino, a modern weaver in the Andes was born in Huancavelica and spent time in different activities and villages. In 2001, he started weaving for Allpa in his backyard with a very rustic loom. Today he has a beautiful home on the outskirts of Huancayo and employs many men and women that weave with improved looms. What is more, he makes beautiful finishes with innovative equipment made with the support of Innovate Peru.

Celestino is proud to say that his textiles travel around the world and reach homes in Europe, North America, Japan and Australia.

23.03.17

Jewelry

DANILO

Master in stones carving, Danilo extracts the hidden beauty of the stones. He can turn some amorphous and opaque rock into a bright and precious jewel.

Many of the local jewelers in San Juan de Lurigancho entrust him with the carving of the stones that they later use for jewelry that goes to different markets. Allpa has worked with him for 10 years, and we have learned that his skill with stones can be expanded to the carving of other natural materials such as shells and tagua nuts.

21.09.16

Textiles

JULIAN

A rug crafter, Julian spent many years of his life weaving small, light objects; for this reason, he is proud to say that he has learned to make heavy llama wool rugs for the American designer Jonathan Adler.

Julian accepted Allpa’s challenge of using these improved looms, learning to weave rugs and enlarging his shop, and now he has the infrastructure to produce in large quantities.

30.06.16

Fashion

JUAN

Juan, knitter of clothes and accessories. Like many craftsmen, he began to knit in a corner of his house with an old domestic knitting machine.

Originally from Arequipa, his passion for his craft was born out of curiosity when he help his sister on a knitwear production. Today he has a beautiful multi-story workshop and great capacity to produce clothes and accessories collections made of alpaca wool and cotton.

30.06.16

Home Accesories

ALEX

Alex, an entrepreneur in Chulucanas. Doing business in Peru is a complex road and requires a lot of courage. Alex became a potter to help his uncle Jose many years and from him he learned all the secrets of making pots.

Today, Alex has a very large workshop, receives big orders, loves his job, and finds in it not only a proper source of income for him and his family but also a source of inspiration to create beautiful products.

30.06.16

Home Accesories

MARCO

Marco, manufacturer of mirrors, learned to work with wood 25 years ago. He did it first for the local market, but his hard work earned him a good reputation among his customers.

His worthiness lies in the ongoing effort to improve the quality of his mirrors, in which he combines the traditional style of the Cuzco mirrors with the innovative ideas that he obtains from Allpa.

30.06.16

Jewelry

FERMIN

Descendant of several generations of silversmiths, his father was a jeweler and taught him the skill. Fermin has been making handmade silver jewelry for 28 years, and Allpa is his main customer.

Fermin has also trained his workers at his facility; they have become a new generation of jewelers, and some of them have set up their own workshops. Fermin tells us that he has learned a lot with us: quality, compliance, organization.

28.06.16