ARTE TEXTIL by Olimpia Valencia

South America

"ARTE TEXTIL by Olimpia Valencia" is a Peruvian brand dedicated to manufacturing unique Alpaca wool garments, such as coats, jackets, sweaters, shawls, scarfs, hats, and gloves.

Our items are made by hand, little by little, with lots of love, care, and creativity by our "mothers" -- craft women who work from home while taking care of their family in Peru. Because our "circular", environmentally conscious products are made by excess pieces from other garments, they are not of the same size or color, so we must re-accommodate each design to the materials we have. This makes each garment unique and different from each other. Using a paper mold, we cut small pieces of fabric by hand, one by one with geometric motifs, flowers, or abstract designs. Then, we stitch them together into a garment that we finish with crochet and hand embroidery applications.

Each item can take up to an average of 15 to 50 hours of manual labor depending on difficulty of the designs. In addition to the design, it is important to mention that the Alpaca is one of the warmest, softest, and most luxurious fiber in the world.