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Founded in 1994, Indigenous Designs is a progressively run, family-owned wholesale clothing company based in Santa Rosa, CA with a mission to provide training, sustainable employment, and fair wages for local and mountain dwelling artisans primarily in the highlands of Peru and Ecuador. Indigenous Designs is committed to using only ecological and natural fibers such as Organic Cotton, Alpaca, Silk, and Tencel in its high-quality sweaters, jackets, and accessories. Currently Indigenous Designs has access to up to 275 knitting & hand looming artisan groups consisting of 4-60 members per work group. The company has been the most consistent and largest provider of work to these knitting groups for the past five years.
Indigenous Designs has a mission to elevate artisans in the poorest regions of South America to world-renowned status in the handicraft textile market. Most of the weavers in Indigenous Designs Peruvian work groups live in the city of Arequipa and the surrounding countryside, in particular in the Pampa Canahuas Reserve. The company partners directly with organizations that provide training, educational materials, and equipment that otherwise could not be afforded. Many partner organizations offer no interest assistance loans for equipment and school supplies, for example. Indigenous Designs creates incentives connecting the company’s long-term financial performance to that of the individual artisans.
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