The Peruvian jackets are custom-made especially for Muzungu Sisters and made from 100% alpaca wool.
Customarily worn by women weavers in the Peruvian highlands, each style of jacket is representative of a particular community of weavers. The artisans who weave and embroider these boleros form part of a cooperative that enables them to sustain their livelihoods by working solely to preserve this thousand-year-old craft, at the same time teaching a younger generation the skills to do the same.
Men and children in the Peruvian highlands customarily wear our Peruvian hats; each hat features historical weaving motifs that are thousands of years old. The artisans form part of a fair-trade cooperative that enables them to sustain their livelihoods by working solely to preserve time-honoured weaving traditions, teaching a younger generation the skills to do the same.
Our Isle Llama sweaters are knitted from alpaca wool that is naturally dyed from pigments derived from plants. We worked with the artisans to develop the isle llama design, which is unique to Muzungu Sisters.